PIC attack case: Third bench constituted to hear pleas against lawyers' arrests.


LAHORE -- Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC), Sardar Muhammad Shamim Khan, has constituted the third bench to hear petitions against lawyers' arrests charged in Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC) attack case on December 11, media reported on Tuesday.

The newly-constituted two-member bench comprising Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem will hear the petitions filed against the detainment of lawyers from their houses and officers during raids in connection with the PIC hospital attack case.

It is noteworthy to mention here that the high court had issued a notice to Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Lahore to submit reply in the case.

Earlier, the previously constituted bench led by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi had sent back the petitions challenging arrests of lawyers in the attack on the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), to the chief justice for transfer of the case to another bench.

The division bench of the high court headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi, summoned president of the high court bar Hafeez-ur-Rehman in the chamber. The Bar's leader requested the bench to transfer the case to another bench of the high court.

The bench on the...

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