SCBA Vice President Imrana Perveen Baloch filed the petition and challenged the PbBC order suspending the licences of three female lawyers, including Humaira Bashir and Shakeela Rana besides herself.
She said six members of the PbBC, including Executive Committee Chairman Rana Muhammad Asif Saeed, on July 7 illegally detained three women, including a complainant Humaira Bashir, and used abusive language against them besides harassing them when they protested against unlawful restoration of licence of a blue-eyed lawyer, Rana Altaf, of the executive committee chairman. The lady lawyers were there in pursuant of a complaint filed by Humaira Bashir Chaudhry Advocate against Rana Altaf accusing him of torturing her.
However, the council had suspended the licences of Imrana Baloch and others when they protested against restoration of licence of Rana Altaf.
The chief justice, in his order, observed that this was a dispute between two senior office bearers of SCBA and provincial council. Under Legal Practitioners and Bar Council Act 1973, the court could play its role to resolve the dispute or affairs of any bar council, the chief justice observed.
He directed the both parties to appear before the court for Tuesday (today) for resolving the dispute between both parties.