Islamabad, June 21, 2016 (PPI-OT): An emergent meeting of office bearers and Members of the Pakistan Bar Council was held at Islamabad on 21-06-2016 under the Chairmanship of Barrister Dr. Farogh Naseem, ASC Chief Executive and Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Bar Council), Mr. Abdul Fayaz, ASC (Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council), Malik Ghulam Mustafa Kandwal, ASC and Mr. Muhammad Shoaib Shaheen, ASC (both learned Members of the Pakistan Bar Council).
In the meeting the recent kidnapping of Mr. Owais Ali Shah, Advocate, High Court and son of Hon’ble Mr. Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, Chief Justice, Sindh High Court was condemned. The Pakistan Bar Council has resolved that in this delicate and difficult time the Pakistan Bar Council and the Lawyers’ community of Pakistan stand with the Hon’ble Chief Justice Mr. Sajjad Ali Shah and his family and pray for a safe and early release of his son Mr. Owais Ali Shah.
The Pakistan Bar Council has further deplored the law and order situation in the entire Pakistan, particularly in the Province of Sindh, and has called upon the Governor Sindh, Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ebad Khan, Federal Minister for interior Mr. Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Core Commander, Karachi, Lieutant General Naveed Mukhtar, D.G. Rangers Major General Bilal Akbar and I.G. Sindh Mr. A.D. Khawaja to ensure the safe and secure release of Mr. Owais and take steps so as to provide complete security to the Lawyers, Judges, their families and the Court premises in Sindh.
Similarly, recent murders of Lawyers in Punjab (i.e. in Gujrat and Pindi Bhattian) and Balochistan are condemned, and the persons responsible for such brutal murders may be apprehended and punished. Also the LEAs should provide complete security to the Lawyers, Judges, their families and the Court premises in entire Pakistan.
For more information, contact:
Mr. Muhammad Arshed
Pakistan Bar Council
Supreme Court Building , Constitution Avenue, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: +92-51-9206805, Cell: 0333-5117170
Website: www. pakistanbarcouncil.org