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Dated: 30-August-2012

Delegations of Sindh Bar Council headed by its Vice Chairman and other Bars Associations of Malir, Kotri, Nawabshah, Hyderabad and Sanghar called on the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan Mr. Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry today i.e. 30.08.2012 in Supreme Court Branch Registry, Karachi.

Talking to the delegation, the Hon’ble Chief Justice admired the role of legal fraternity in Lawyers’ Movement in which they stood firm and struggled hard to bring rule of law in the society through peaceful efforts. He added that the movement was supported by the civil society because it was the struggle for the principles.

Moreover, the Hon’ble Chief Justice offered Fatiha on sad demise of Ali Muhammad Dahri, Mazhar Arian, Reheem Bux Jamali, Advocates, who belonged to different parts of the Sindh province and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and tranquility and give courage and patience to the members of the bereaved families to bear this irreparable loss.

Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan expressed concern over the target killing of Advocates and said that according to Holy Quran, “killing of one innocent person is killing of entire humanity”. He condemned the incidents of target killing and expressed great concern over the deteriorating law and order situation in Sindh in particular where lawyers and judges were not safe and specific persons were being targeted which shows that the law enforcement agencies were not discharging their functions properly. Hon’ble Chief Justice further said, “under the Constitution, it is the duty of state to protect life, property, dignity and honour of the citizens”.

Talking to the members of delegations, he said, “security and safety of every one lies in rule of law and there is complete freedom of expression of speech and opinion.

The members of the Bars appreciated the HCJP’s struggle and efforts for the rule of law which was unique in the global history. They reposed their trust and confidence in the leadership of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan. They also discussed with the Chief Justice, issues and matters of interest to the legal/judicial fraternities. They assured the Hon’ble Chief Justice of their full support and cooperation. They expressed the hope that the administration of justice under his leadership and motivation will continue to deliver inexpensive and expeditious justice to the litigant public. They said that the public have reposed great confidence in the judiciary. The delegation informed that the movement for rule of law, supremacy of Constitution and independence of judiciary instilled a new spirit and provided a common platform to lawyers to cooperate with one another for larger good of the society.

The meetings ended with vote of thanks.
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