IHC suspends IHCBA general secretary's licence.



ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court Thursday suspended the license of Umair Baloch Advocate, General Secretary of Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) and issued contempt of court notices to him for interfering in the court proceedings.

A single bench of IHC comprising Chief Justice of IHC Justice Athar Minallah also issued notices to the Vice Chairman Pakistan Bar Council, President Supreme Court Bar Association and the Vice Chairman of Islamabad Bar Council for assistance in this matter.

The order noted, 'Keeping in view the gravity of the aforementioned acts and misconduct, the license of Umair Baloch to practice before this court shall remain suspended till the next date fixed under the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act 1973.'

The court order stated, 'Today when I entered the court room, Muhammad Umair Baloch Secretary Islamabad High Court Bar Association was forcing the learned Advocates to leave the court. He continued doing so when the court proceedings commenced.'

It added that he was asked to refrain from disturbing the proceedings and undermining the decorum of the court but in response, he came to the rostrum and in a tone unbecoming of the conduct of an enrolled Advocate, he stated that instead of stopping him the Judge should encourage the strike while the other learned Advocates who were present forced Baloch to leave the Court Room.

The order further...

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