Thursday, April 10, 2008

Hidden hand involved, lawyers not behind thrashing of Sher Afgan: President LHCBA

RAWALPINDI, April 9 (APP): Rawalpindi-Islamabad Lawyers Association have jointly condemned the brutal and shameful act of thrashing the former federal minister for parliamentary affairs Dr. Sher Afgan Khan.
This was stated by the President Lahore High Court Bar Association (HCBA) Rawalpindi bench, Sardar Asmatullah Khan while addressing a press conference here on Wednesday.
Besides others, President District Bar Association Sardar Tariq Masood, Joint Secretary Sadiq Awan,Vice President Babar Ali, Additional Secretary Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Abdul Rashid were also present on occasion.
Sardar Asmatullah said that lawyers’ community strongly denounce and condemn this brutal act of assaulting a former Federal Minister and senior politician like Dr. Sher Afgan Niazi saying that the element involved in this crime and conspiracy would defiantly face consequences.
He opined a hidden hand could be involved in hatching conspiracies to destabilize the elected democratic government.
He informed that President Supreme Court bar Association (SCBA) Chaudhry Aitizaz Ahsan submitted his resignation from his office in the protest for humiliation of Dr. Sher Afgan Niazi.
He said the deposed chief justice Ifthikar Muhammad Chaudhry has asked Aeitaz Ahsan to take back his resignation.
Sardar AsmatUllah also informed the media about the holding of all Pakistan lawyers convention in Karachi on May 12.

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