ISLAMABAD   -   The bar associations and the councils on Monday strongly condemned and rejected the smear campaign being launched against the judges of the apex and superior judiciary.

In this regard, the SCBA issued a statement which said that the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and the Pakistan Bar Council, alongside the Bar Councils/Bar Associations reject the smear campaign launched on the behest of leadership of particular political party, who had just lost the majority in Parliament through democratic process and now resorting to pass derogatory and contemptuous remarks/statements against the judges in open public rallies/congregations.

The statement said that the purpose of said smear campaign is to pressurize the judiciary so as to achieve unconstitutional and undemocratic agendas and to further polarize the society. The entire legal fraternity has its full confidence over the decisions of the apex court, fully endorsed the same and shall not allow anyone to twist arms against the institutions.   It added that the accusation being continuously alleged by chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf Imran Khan, regarding the midnight opening of Supreme Court of Pakistan and the Islamabad High Court, Islamabad, the entire legal fraternity fully endorses and welcomes the opening of courts as it prevented and failed all the likely unconstitutional and unlawful conspiracies and deterred all the undemocratic and unconstitutional elements, eyeing to take advantage of political turmoil.