LAHORE The lawyers bodies observed November 3 (Wednesday) as Black Day throughout the country to resent the same dated action of former dictator Pervez Musharraf in 2007 when he sacked 60 judges of the superior courts including the then Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry under the PCO and declared state of emergency in the country. On the joint call of Supreme Court Bar Association, Punjab Bar Council and Lahore High Court Bar Association, lawyers raised black flags at the premises of the bars. They also held protest meetings and denounced November 3 action of Musharraf and passed resolutions to seek his trial for high treason. Lawyers in the City also observed Black Day and joint meeting of the Supreme Court Bar Association and the Lahore High Court Bar Association was held at the Kiyani Hall of the LHCBA. The meeting was presided over jointly by SCBA President Asma Jahangir and LHCBA President Mian Abdul Qaddus. The meeting unanimously passed resolution demanding trial of Pervez Musharraf under Article 6 of the Constitution on the charges of subversion of the Constitution and violation of his oath of the office as Army Chief and ordering killing of the innocent people. The House also demanded immediate arrest and due punishment to those police officials who had ordered torture on the City lawyers on November 5, 2007 when they were protesting the November 3 act of Musharraf. On that day a number of lawyers were arrested and sent to jails in far flung areas. Serious injuries were also received by a large number of black-coats because of the batten-charge by the police and teargas shelling on them. The police had also marched in the premises of the LHC and threw shells into the building hence undermining the honour of the Court. The resolution passed by the lawyers also demanded of the authorities to restrain those from contesting election and holding members of the assembly who then had supported November 3 action of Musharraf, his PCO and declaration of emergency. The resolution said lawyers were strong supporter of democracy but no one would be allowed to strangulate the masses in the name of democracy. Addressing the members Asma Jahangir said lawyers would always stand against the martial-law and unconstitutional steps of the rulers. She expressed her resolve to restore democratic norms and traditions in the country adding, she would also ensure unity of the lawyers. She said lawyers would support that parliament which provided remedy to the problems of the masses and anything done contrary to the law and the Constitution, would be opposed. She said lawyers would also guard independence of judiciary and anyone making assault on it, would be countered and repelled. She said lawyers struggle would be directed to rule of law. Mian Abdul Qaddus said Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry added a new chapter in the countrys history by taking stand against a dictator and defying his pressure. He lamented attitude of the politicians that when they were out of power they talked of justice and rule of law but forgot all that on coming to power. He said lawyers would not cooperate with judiciary if it becomes corrupt. However, they would continue to aspire for an independence judiciary as therein lay hopes of the masses. He also lauded role of the media in exposing corruption and added, lawyers all over the country were shield against any attack on independence of judiciary and rule of law. Secretary LHCBA Babar Murtaza, Finance Secretary Muhammad Sajid Hanif, senior member Rana Ahmad Saeed, Malik Saeed Hassan, Muhammad Azhar Siddique, Mian Jamil Akhtar, and Syed Aftab Sherazi, Shakeela Rana, Malik Mansaf Awan, Allah Buksh Gondal, and Raja Zulqurnain also spoke on the occasion.