LHC adjourns pleas for release of lawyers till Dec 16
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday adjourned the pleas for the release of lawyers arrested in the PIC incident till December 16.
The bench comprising of Justice Ali Baqar Najafi and Justice Anwarul Haq Punno heard the pleas.
Justice Ali Baqar questioned the petitioner whether he could a single explanation for launching the attack on the PIC. “There are black sheep in the profession. We are hearing the case with a great difficulty,” he remarked. “How did you dare to attack the hospital?
Azam Nazir Tarar said that they had condemned the incident on TV shows.
The court asked the lawyers to publicly admit that they had planned the attack and were going to take action against the responsible colleagues. “Such incidents do not occur even during wars,” he said.
Earlier on Friday, Lahore High Court Chief Justice Sardar Shamim Ahmed Khan had formed a two-member bench to hear the pleas for the release of lawyers arrested in the PIC incident.
Earlier, Justice Anwarul Haq Punno had referred the case to the CJ and recommended the formation of a two-member bench.
Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi advised the lawyers to go to PIC with bouquets and resolve the matter.
Senior lawyers say the incident was an outcome of the negligence of the government. “It is wrong to hold the lawyers responsible for the incident,” he said.
They demanded that judges of the Supreme Court should hold an inquiry into the matter.