PFUJ supports lawyers' struggle -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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PFUJ supports lawyers’ struggle

Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) extended its support to the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) in its struggle for independence of judiciary and rule of law in the country and decided to observe Monday (March 10) as ‘Black Day,’ says a press release.

PFUJ in a statement directed all its affiliated unions and press clubs to hoist black flags on their buildings and offices to express solidarity with a yearlong struggle of the lawyers fraternity.

“It’s our firm belief that democracy cannot flourish without free media and independent judiciary and we consider the present movement of the lawyers as struggle for a common cause,” PFUJ said.

“PFUJ was the first organisation which had condemned the sacking of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary and other judges and termed it arbitrary attack on the judiciary with a mala fide intention,” it said.

This is an unprecedented movement in the recent history and that too by a middle class and PFUJ support the struggle of the lawyers community.

PFUJ urged the SCBA and other professional bodies, trade unions to unite for democratic Pakistan and rule of law, abolishing all black laws including IRO-2002, Pemra Amended Ordinance in the country.
Source: The News
Date:3/5/2008