The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) and Lahore Bar Association (LBA) had announced to observe two day strike–June 27 to 28– to express solidarity with the apex court and the chief justice of Pakistan. Following the call, most of the LBA members did not appear before the courts. However, partial strike was also observed at the Lahore High Court.
The LHC judges issued orders on the cases of important and urgent nature. Interestingly, no meeting or programme was convened by the LHCBA to support the judiciary.
In separate meetings by the members of the LBA, they vowed to continue their struggle and support the judiciary. LHCBA Secretary Akbar Ali Dogar claimed that the lawyers observed complete strike.
However, the PbBC Vice Chairman said that the council had given a strike call today (June 28) to express solidarity with the CJP. In view of the government’s conspiracies against the CJP and apex court, Nisooana said the lawyers should boycott the court proceedings if they were loyal with the institution.
He vowed to support the CJP at every level and said the conspiracies against him could not get their fates as the bar council of biggest province of the country was standing behind the apex court.
The Wednesday’s strike proved unproductive as the lawyers were appearing before the judges in routine, claimed the PbBC vice chairman. He said there was no strike observed in the courts of Faisalabad, Chiniot, Jhang and some other big cities of the province.