A full bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday suspended the legal practicing licence of Advocate Pervez I Mir for allegedly misbehaving and using contemptuous language with a judge of the Lahore High Court and referred the matter to the Pakistan Bar Council for further action.
The bench comprising Justice Manzoor Ahmad Malik, Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah and Justice Ayesha A Malik dropped contempt proceedings against Advocate Mir after he tendered an unconditional apology.
Last week, Justice Ayesha A Malik was hearing a petition on the matter of illegal possession of a government owned residence. Petitioner Muhammad Arif was living in a government owned house, A-42 in Wahdat Colony. Muhammad Arif had been served eviction notices by a special judicial magistrate of the Punjab Civil Secretariat several times.
Advocate Mir on behalf of the petitioner asked the court to suspend the notices and maintain status-quo. During the course of hearing, the advocate misbehaved and used contemptuous language. On this, the court had issued him a contempt notice.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 22nd, 2014.