Lawyers' hunger strike largely attended in Lahore -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Lawyers’ hunger strike largely attended in Lahore

LAHORE: The hunger strike camps, set by the Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) and the Save Judiciary Committee (SJC), were largely attended on Saturday. Thousands of lawyers from all over the country reached Lahore to elect the new LHCBA officials and they continued to visit these camps.

There was an air of festivity on the bar premises as traditionally the last Saturday of February was the day when lawyers elect a new body. Former judges, former ministers and newly elected parliamentarian, who were also the LHCBA members, voted for their favorite candidates.

The prominent voters included Justice (r) Karamat Nazir Bhindari, Justice (r) Fakhar-un-Nisa Khokhar, Justice (r) Nasira Javed lqbal, Justice (r) Malik Saeed Hassan, Justice (r) Aamir Raza A Khan, Justice (r) Ameer Alam Khan, former federal ministers, Aitzaz Ahsan, SM Masood, Senator Latif Khosa, and others.

Lawyers demanded restoration of all the deposed judges including Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. They also wanted the immediate release of Supreme Court Bar Association President Aitzaz Ahsan, Ali Ahmad Kurd and Tariq Mehmood.

Source: Daily Times
Date:2/24/2008