IHCBA suspends membership of 60 lawyers.


ISLAMABAD -- The Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) Friday suspended bar membership of 60 lawyers for appearing before courts despite strike announced by Pakistan Bar Council (PBC).

In this regard, Waqar Ahmad Gondal Joint Secretary of IHCBA sent their names to Vice Chairman Islamabad Bar Council for further action against them. Gondal stated in the reference sent to Islamabad Bar Council, 'Despite strike notice issued by the Pakistan Bar Council as well as Islamabad Bar Council, the following lawyers have disobeyed the directions issued by your good office, therefore their membership of Islamabad High Court Bar Association is suspended forthwith and this reference is forwarded for necessary disciplinary action, as your good self has already announced order of the suspension of their respective licenses to practice for one month.'

The list of 60 suspended lawyers also contained names of two deputy attorney generals including Tariq Mehmood Khokhar and Syed Muhammad Tayyab while the membership of three female lawyers was also suspended.

Meanwhile, Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) rejected the unlawful allegation against legal fraternity.

Through a press statement, Secretary SCBA Shamim-ur-Rehman Malik strongly rejected and condemned the unlawful allegation posed on legal fraternity in wake of the incident happened at the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) on December 11 in Lahore. The secretary expressed grave concern over the unlawful arrests of certain lawyers and torture on them during their detention and inhumane...

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