Entry of LHC Chief Justice in Lahore Bar banned
LAHORE: Chief Justice of the Lahore High Court, Khawaja Sharif, and several key lawyer leaders, including Aitzaz Ahsan and Hamid Khan, have been banned from entering Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA).
In a joint meeting held today, LHCBA and Punjab Bar Council (PBC) decided to impose a ban on Chief Justice Khwaja Sharif, his two sons and son-in-law, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, Qazi Anwar, Justice (retd.) Nasira Javed, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Hamid Khan and Athar Minallah from entering the bar.
They also decided to cancel the licenses of these lawyers.
LHCBA leaders alleged that the above mentioned people tried to damage the sanctity of the bar by speaking against the lawyers. They further said that Justice Khwaja Sharif had ordered police to baton-charge the protesting lawyers.
A joint session of Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore Bar Association was held at Iwan-e-Adl, which decided to suspend the licences of senior lawyers and sons of the Lahore High Court Chief Justice.
Those whose entry in the Bar premises banned include the two sons and son in law of CJ Khawaja Sharif and senior lawyers including in Justice retired Tariq Mehmood, Hamid Khan and others.
Talking to media after the meeting Vice Chairman Punjab Bar Council Mumtaz Mustafa condemned manhandling of lawyers by police. He alleged that the Lahore High Court Chief Justice Khawaja Mohammed Sharif has been directly involved in Friday incident.
On appeal of the Punjab Bar Council, the lawyers will observe a Black Day on Monday against police torture. Black flags will be hoisted to observe the day.