Lawyers from the Lahore High Court Bar Association (MHCBA) were ecstatic after the Supreme Court struck down the Contempt of Court Act.
They pulled off the black armbands that they had been wearing in protest at the controversial law passed by parliament. They also pulled down the black flag hoisted atop the Bar building.
Talking to The Express Tribune MHCBA President Mehmood Ashraf Khan said the Supreme Court has proven itself as the custodian of the Constitution. He added that the apex court has assured the people that it would neither allow the Constitution to be disfigured by parliament nor corruption to thrive in the country.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) also organised celebrations in different parts of the city supporting the court’s decision. PTI leader Tariq Naeemullah raised slogans in favour of the judiciary.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th, 2012.