Sep 18 (APP): The Supreme Court of Pakistan here Thursday conducted normal legal
proceedings despite a call by lawyers bodies to boycott courts in protest over
the issue of deposed judges.
number of lawyers appeared before the four benches in various cases fixed for
the day. Tight security was in place around the court premises.
lawyers from the Supreme Court Bar Association, Islamabad Bar Association and
Rawalpindi Bar Association converged on the premises of the Supreme Court to
register their protest.
chanted slogans in favour of restoration of all deposed judges including former
Chief Justice Iftikahr Mohammad Chaudhry.
Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association Chaudhry Amin Javed, speaking on the
occasion, said that the lawyers’ movement would continue in a peaceful manner
till each and every deposed judged was restored.
that lawyers observed complete boycott of the courts in line with the decision
of the legal fraternity.
deposed judges are not restored immediately, we will announce our next steps
including total boycott of the courts,” he said.
personnel stopped a few lawyers when they tried to forcibly enter the Supreme
Court building, resulting in minor scuffles.