LAHORE: The legal fraternity on Thursday staged its second weekly protest rally on The Mall against growing inflation and for the supremacy of the Constitution in the country.
The Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) also held its general house meeting to take up a resolution presented by a member.
LHCBA President Ishtiaq A Khan, Vice President Rabbiya Bajwa, Secretary Sabahat Rizvi and other bar leaders addressed the house.
The leaders expressed their concern over the prevailing constitutional and economic crisis in the country. They said both the establishment and the judiciary had roles in the crisis faced by the country.
They asked Chief Justice of Pakistan Qazi Faez Isa to order the caretaker government to ensure the conduct of the next general election within 90 days.
They hoped the chief justice would play his part in protecting the Constitution in the times of ‘unseen military rule’ in the country.
They also demanded a fair and transparent judicial inquiry into the May 9 incidents as a large number of women have been jailed.
Later, the bar members marched from the GPO Chowk to Judges Gate of the LHC holding placards in their hands. They chanted slogans in favour of the Constitution and the rule of law.
Published in Dawn, September 22nd, 2023