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Lawyers go on rampage in Islamabad after demolition of chambers

 

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) saw a dull day on Monday after it was raged and harmed by furious legal advisors fighting the destruction of their chambers by the city's metro authority. 


The rough legal counselors laid attack to the court and the office of IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, practically saving him prisoner for around three hours. They burst into the workplaces of the secretary to the IHC boss equity and his assistant staff, broke windows and even entryways of the Chief Justice Block. 


Following the episode, the high court requested closing down of the courts and the legal advisors' bodies gave a strike call against the annihilating of the 'unlawful' chambers. 


Police have enlisted First Information Report (FIR) against 21 legal advisors under different segments of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) and Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA). 


Furthermore, the legal advisors will confront disdain of court procedures, an assertion gave by the IHC said. 


IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah likewise approached Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Gulzar Ahmed and informed him about the circumstance. 


As indicated by sources, Justice Minallah talked about the forthcoming suo motu notice relating to infringement on a football ground where the legal counselors had fabricated their loads in 2013. 


The area organization, Capital Development Authority (CDA) just as the nearby police had dispatched an enemy of infringement activity in the environmental factors of the region courts in F-8 late Sunday night. 


Many unlawfully built workplaces of the legal counselors were annihilated and around 10 attorneys were arrested for setting up obstruction against the drive. 


Because of the activity, somewhere in the range of 400 legal counselors accumulated in the region courts on Monday morning. Later they left for the IHC in a caravan of 100 vehicles, arriving at the court with no obstruction. 


The legal counselors burst into the office of the IHC boss equity and harmed the property. They broke windows with vases and furthermore disparaged the adjudicators. 


The dissenters abused the staff and even beat up the administrator of police conveyed at the Chief Justice Block. They coercively halted media from covering the raucous dissent and furthermore mauled a few columnists. 


Equity Minallah just as other IHC makes a decision about attempted to quiet them down however without any result. 


They proceeded with the attack of the Chief Justice Block until the Rangers just as police fortification assumed responsibility for the premises. 


The chosen legal counselors' delegates held a meeting with the appointed authorities and postponed a contract of requests to end the stalemate. 


As per the requests, they looked for recreation of the destroyed chambers on state's cost, expulsion of Deputy Commissioner Hamza Shafqaat and arrival of legal counselors confined in the short-term activity. They likewise needed the central equity to report acknowledgment of the requests under the watchful eye of the legal counselors in the saloon. 


Sources said aside from the arrival of the kept attorneys, different requests were dismissed by and large by the appointed authorities. 


They said the adjudicators were of the view that those legal advisors who had destroyed the holiness of the court should not go unpunished. 


After the bombed discourse, the legal counselors' bodies – the Supreme Court Bar Association, Islamabad Bar Council, Islamabad High Court Bar Association and the District Bar Association of Islamabad – gave a strike call. 


The security in-control at the IHC, Inspector Mohammad Hayat, stopped the FIR under PPC and ATA with Ramna police headquarters, assigning Tassaduq Hussain, Shehla Khan, Hammad, Umar Siyyam, Ahsan Majeed, Khalid Mehmood, Shaista Tabassum, Yasir Khan, Naheed advocate, Tashfeen, Raja Farrukh, Naseer Kiyani, Arbab Ayub Gujjar, Raja Zahid, Nusrat Perveen, Liaquat Manzoor, Naveed Malik, Asif Gujjar and others for raging into the IHC, harming property and harming authorities working. 


Legal advisors' bodies response 


The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) censured the destruction of legal counselors' chambers by CDA's Enforcement Wing. 


"The occasions that prompted the present episode were truly deplorable and require for careful test and examination thusly; SCBAP therefore requests a powerful Judicial Commission established by Honorable Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan so those discovered dependable should be brought to book rapidly," the SCBA explanation said. 


Then again, the IHCBA and the District Bar Association, in a joint explanation, lamented the conclusion of courts and mentioned the Supreme Court boss equity to hold a legal investigation into the matter. 


Senior legal counselors, then again, communicated dismay over the treatment of the matter by chose agents. Extra Attorney General Tariq Mehmood Khokhar said the raging of the Islamabad High Court by a horde of legal advisors was an assault on the legal executive. 


"It's a new low by the attorneys. In the no so distant past a clinic in Lahore was stripped and its staff whipped. What next," he said. 


Senior attorney Dr Mohammad Aslam Khaki said he would set his dark coat ablaze if the legal counselors who assaulted the IHC were not punished.

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