KP Bar Council condemns ISPR press release, calls for strike tomorrow.

 
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In the follow-up to the polarising reaction to the Musharraf verdict, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwaa Bar Council announced a strike on Wednesday for lawyers province-wide to express their condemnation of the military press release regarding the verdict.

Calling the release a "clear cut violation of the legal and constitutional provisions" of Pakistan, the bar council accused the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) wing of committing "contempt of superior judiciary of the country". If the Director-General ISPR felt that the judgement was lacking in some aspects, or that there were procedural problems in the court's judgement and dealing of Musharraf's case, the bar council states that the military should have resorted to the legal recourse available to them, instead of blatantly rejecting the court's conviction.

The "insulting attitude and expressions" is what, the bar council says, compels it to call for all lawyers practicing in Khyber Pakhtunkhwaa to boycott all court...

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