GILGIT: The Gilgit-Baltistan Bar Council on Thursday announced that it would observe a strike on Oct 11 againstthe delay inthe implementation of Pakistani Supreme Court’s decision regarding the constitutional rights of the region’s residents.

Lawyers will boycott courts and stage rallies across GB.

The announcement was made after the council met in Gilgit with vice-chairman Latif Shah in the chair and members in attendance.

The participants resented the delay in the implementation of the Pakistani Supreme Court’s Jan 17, 2019, judgementregarding the political and judicial reforms through the Judicial Order 2019.

They alleged that both the federal and GB governments were reluctant to follow the landmark verdict to ensure the centre’s illegal rule over GB.

The participants said the federal and GB governments were trying toappoint blue-eyed people to vacant posts of the local courts in violation of merit and without forming the judicial commission as ordered by the Pakistani Supreme Court. They warned that they would resist illegal appointments to the region’s courts.

Published in Dawn, October 11th, 2019