Contempt of court: Lawyers boycott courts

Lawyers hoisted black flags on the buildings of various bar associations.

Our Correspondent July 23, 2012


Lawyers boycotted court proceedings throughout the Punjab on Monday, observing a Black Day against the passage of Contempt of Court Act 2012.

The Pakistan Bar Council, the Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) had given the call of strike against the law. The lawyers hoisted black flags on the buildings of various bar associations. They urged the government to withdraw the new law. Wearing black armbands, lawyers chanted slogans in favour of the courts. Some high court judges conducted hearings of some urgent cases while a complete strike was observed at the district level.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 24th, 2012.


Ali | 11 years ago | Reply

This black day n white day business of lawyers has gone too far. Their unfortunate clients facing years of Litigations in courts, paid millions in lwayer fees n other related expenses, it's ridiculous for lawyers to pocket fees n than find excuses to o on strikes. Judges holidays, lawyers holidays, public holidays, heat/cold holidays, long/short marches, eid, Christmas n what not holidays-shame on these educated illiterate who are sucking money n life from miserable living days of their clients. There should be a legislation for these guys/girls as well so that they can behave n fulfill their obligations to clients than just sucking people blood.

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