LAHORE: The legal fraternity in the district courts of the provincial capital on Monday observed a strike and kept the entrance gate of the sessions court locked for hours in protest against registration of cases against lawyers.

The lawyers boycotted the courts’ proceedings, which caused adjournment in the cases without any progress.

After hours long dialogue with the administration, the lawyers called off the strike and opened the gate of the court.

Police in different cities registered cases against the lawyers on criminal charges.

The protesting lawyers demanded that the police quash the FIRs [first information reports] for being ‘baseless’ and ‘fabricated’.

Published in Dawn, November 29th, 2022

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