Lawyers may stage protest but strike is invalid: CJP

January 11, 2018

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Thursday urged the lawyers to shun their strike over the Kasur incident as it is not legitimate.

A three-member bench headed by the CJP conducted hearing of the case pertaining to the affiliation of Al-Razi Medical College.

While giving his remarks, he maintained that Kasur incident is an embarrassment for the entire country as Zainab was their daughter too.

He insisted that lawyers may stage protest against the brutal killing but should not boycott court proceedings as the litigants will suffer from this.

Commenting on the case, CJP said that he wanted such a team of doctors that can conduct inspection of medical colleges.

Talking to Aitzaz Ahsan, he pronounced that lawyers’ movement could not run without him while his same role is also needed on the matter of medical colleges.

The CJP said that the movement also had negative results as the judges became arrogant while the lawyers turned violent. “Arrogance is a menace and the death of a judge. I also request the lawyers to leave the way of violence,” he said.

The court adjourned the hearing in the case till next week.