Says lawyers may stage protest but strike is invalid
ISLAMABAD, Jan 11 (SABAH): Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, expressing condolences over the brutal rape and murder of seven-year-old Zainab in Kasur, remarked that the head of the entire nation hangs in shame over the heinous incident, which is a matter of embarrassment for the country.
He made the remarks while hearing the case of Al Razi Medical College, Peshawar earlier on Thursday.
He also observed that more than him, his wife is disturbed over the incident.
The chief justice added that although [the nation is in] grief and anger, there is still no justification for the lawyers’ strike.
The Punjab Bar Council announced a complete boycott of courts on Thursday, as lawyers demanded the immediate arrest of the minor’s killer(s).
My wife is even more aggrieved than I am over the heinous crime, Chief Justice Nisar remarked.
While giving his remarks, he maintained that Kasur incident is an embarrassment for the entire country as Zainab was their daughter too.
He insisted that lawyers may stage protest against the brutal killing but should not boycott court proceedings as the litigants will suffer from this.
Commenting on the case, CJP said that he wanted such a team of doctors that can conduct inspection of medical colleges.
Talking to Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, he pronounced that lawyers’ movement could not run without him while his same role is also needed on the matter of medical colleges.
The CJP said that the movement also had negative results as the judges became arrogant while the lawyers turned violent. “Arrogance is a menace and the death of a judge. I also request the lawyers to leave the way of violence,” he said. The court adjourned the hearing in the case till next week.