LHC stops police from taking action against innocent lawyers in PIC attack case.


LAHORE -- Lahore High Court (LHC) has stopped police from taking action against the innocent Lawyers in Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case. A two-member bench of LHC, presided over by Justice Syed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi took up the pleas of Bar Association and others pertaining to release of arrested lawyers in PIC attack case for hearing on Wednesday. During the course of hearing, CCPO Lahore, Home Secretary Punjab, IG Punjab, Advocate General Punjab Jamal Ahmad Sukhera appeared before the court. Petitioner Ahsan Bhoon advocate took the plea that detained lawyers were tortured and presented before court with veils over the faces. Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi while inquiring IG Punjab remarked,

'Why lawyers were presented with veils over their faces ? Have you to get conduct an identification parade? Justice further observed, 'If you will do this then there are almost 1, 50, 000 lawyers across the country so do you want to spread anarchy in the country'. These lawyers standing in front of us in court came after tendering apology but they were not treated well, justice observed. Justice Naqvi remarked, 'PIC is 6 miles away from Bar so why didn't you stop them at...

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