Law ministry rejects ‘social media attack’ on IHC
The Federal Ministry of Law and Justice on Sunday spoke out against the “social media attack” that it said the Islamabad High Court (IHC) has been the target of, terming it “utterly reprehensible”.
The social media attack by a Political Party on Chief Justice Islamabad High Court is utterly reprehensible. Political parties should refrain from attacking the Institutions of the country.
Federal Ministry Law and Justice on Sunday in a statement said,
“The social media attack by a Political Party on Chief Justice Islamabad High Court is utterly reprehensible,” and “Political parties should refrain from attacking the Institutions of the country.”
It may be noted that senior lawyer and PPP’s former Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa has hinted towards launching a lawyers’ movement in response to the maltreatment and humiliation faced by the legal fraternity.
Notably, Khosa is also Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan’s lead counsel and the statement came only after he alongside 16 other lawyers was rescued from a malfunctioning elevator at the IHC earlier this week.
The lawyers remained trapped for approximately 45 minutes before being rescued by the Capital Development Authority’s (CDA) rescue officials on Thursday.
The incident, occurring shortly after Khosa’s appearance in the Toshakhana case against Imran, left the lawyers in a cramped space without lights or a fan.
Naeem Haider Panjotha and Ali Ejaz Buttar were among the lawyers trapped in the elevator.
Source: Pakistan Observer