SC bars Islamabad administration from demolishing lawyers’ chambers

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

26th Feb, 2021. 12:10 pm
Supreme Court

Pakistan Supreme Court on Friday has stopped the authorities from demolishing lawyers’ chambers in Islamabad.

According to the details, during the hearing of an appeal filed against orders of the capital administration to demolish lawyers’ chambers, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Gulzar Ahmed also asked the lawyers not to pressurize the court.

While conducting the hearing, CJP Justice Gulzar Ahmed remarked that the court is well aware of the conduct of lawyers who pass inappropriate remarks and do something wrong whenever they get together. They should not compromise their dignity. Lawyers work against judiciary despite being a part of it. He added that there is no justification of construction of chambers on public land as they are considered personal property of lawyers. How can the bar association lease chambers? Who gave the authority for construction?

The Supreme Court also issued notice to the Attorney General and Advocate General Islamabad in the case and adjourned the hearing till March 2.

It may be recalled that back on February 8, the demolition of illegal chambers in district and sessions court in Islamabad had made lawyers violent who later stormed the Islamabad High Court building and tortured police officials. The lawyers had entered the chamber of IHC chief justice and started vandalizing assets.

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