Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary has taken suo moto notice of the police manhandling of lawyers in Lahore.
Aiwan-e-Adl became a battlefield on Friday when police resorted to baton-charge and teargas shelling to disperse angry members of the Lahore Bar Association.
The lawyers were trying to stage a rally to protest the arrest of their leaders and demand sessions judge’s transfer. Several lawyers were injured and dozens arrested and taken to different police stations.
The hearing of the case will take place on Monday.
IG Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar along with the Attorney General and Advocate General of Punjab have been summoned for the hearing.
Twenty five judges of the session courts in Multan submitted their resignations in protest against lawyers attacking the court room of the Lahore High Court Chief Justice.
Speaking to Express News, the concerned judges condemned the attack and said they would not tolerate actions that were against the sovereignty of the judiciary.
LHC sessions judges continue strike
Lahore High Court session judges have decided to continue their strike for an indefinite time to protest the court's decision to send a session judge on leave.
Session judges of the Lahore High Court have decided to boycott the proceedings of the court. The decision was made following the court's order to send Justice Zawar Hussain on leave. The session judges demand that Justice Zawar should be retored to his duties.
Meanwhile, lawyers have announced to take out protest demonstrations and defy section 144 today (Saturday) despite the clashes and arrests that marred plans for a rally on Friday. Reports indicate that the lawyers were released on bail last night.