Courts closed: Lawyers to boycott courts against sit-ins

Condemning Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience, bars urge him to take his call back

Our Correspondent August 21, 2014


Pakistan Bar Council and the Supreme Court Bar Association announced to observe a day’s strike and boycott all court proceedings today (Thursday) in protest against the ongoing sit-ins by PTI and PAT in the federal capital.

The joint meeting of executive committees of the councils, held on Wednesday, discussed the prevailing political situation.

The lawyers also formed a committee comprising senior lawyers to monitor the ongoing political unrest.

Condemning PTI chief Imran Khan’s call for civil disobedience, the bars have urged him to take his call back deeming it against the interest of the country.

“We express our utmost concern on the developments stemming out of the ongoing political activities,” the  resolution adopted by the councils said.

The superior bars have endorsed the petition, filed by Supreme Court Bar Association.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2014.