No law for lawyers?

Published Apr 05, 2013 05:02am

IS there any law for lawyers?

Is it a sin or a crime to stop them from making a mockery of the rule of law and the legal profession?

They are always in the news for all the wrong reasons.

They abuse and even beat judges, policemen, journalists and government officials with impunity.

They are on strike on any issue, ranging from international to personal like being stopped for violating traffic rules by boycotting courts now and then without any reaction from any quarter.

They can protest after court hours, but that according to them, is their own time.

Having taken advance fee they must represent their clients, but they are least bothered.

The government acts as a silent spectator and most strangely the superior courts that are portrayed as the custodians of the rule of law do not want to do anything that may disturb their relationship with lawyers who are depicted as their foot soldiers by many bar leaders.

We can daily see pictures of bar associations of different cities with the Chief Justice, which is unheard of in any other country in the world. How long will this state of affairs continue?

Who is responsible for making them realise what great loss they are causing to the good name of legal profession?

Are they exempted from the contempt of the court law even after beating judges while on lesser matters notice is issued promptly?

TASNEEM HAMEED Lahore


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Comments (6) Closed




M. Alvi
Apr 05, 2013 07:06am
Lawyers are a source of trouble every where in the world.
AAA
Apr 05, 2013 10:54am
Till they support each other, lawyers do not bother for any thing.
Naseer
Apr 05, 2013 12:55pm
In any civilized country, any lawyer caught doing anything illegal like threatening or beating people or using any other illegal means, will loose his or her license and debarred. But this is Pakistan. Media strengthened them and media should expose their corruption and lawlessness also.
Bashir
Apr 05, 2013 02:07pm
Someone should scrutinize law degrees of each and every lawyer. I am sure a large number will be exposed having fake degrees. But who will bell the cat ?
wachucha
Apr 05, 2013 03:35pm
Never heard before in my life that when a lawyer didn't like the judge's decision he slapped him and dragged him out of the courtroom. This is not the supremacy of law. In Pakistan, unfortunately dishonesty and corruption has taken the guise of democracy and law. May Allah save this country.
Agha Ata (USA)
Apr 06, 2013 01:31am
Lawyer, judge thyself!