A 55-member delegation of Lawyers called on Governor Sindh Imran Ismail at the Governor’s House on Monday. MPA Haleem Adil Shaikh was also present on the occasion.
Amongst others, the lawyers delegation was represented by senior advocates: Wahab Baloch, Anwar Kamal, RiazAfandi, MumtazGopang, Ali Palh, BhagwandasBheel, Ahsan Razi, AjmalSolangi, NasrullahJalbani, Ashraf Samoon, Nadeem Mangi, Khaleek Ahmed, Syed Ahmed Rashid and AbidAkram.
The meeting discussed various matters related with legal fraternity and the lawyers also apprised the Governor about the problems of their community.
The lawyers’ delegation expressed its concern relating to rule of law in Sindh. According to the participants of the delegation, there are grave difficulties accessing justice for the poor.
They cited corrupt, inappropriate and biased behaviour of Sindh Police as key issues.
“General human rights violations and cases of violence against women and children are rampant in the Sindh Province”, the delegation added
The Governor said that the legal fraternity had always played an active and pivotal role in defending democracy and democratic institutions in the country and that the present government would continue to extend full cooperation and facilities to them in the pursuit of their professional responsibilities.
Imran Ismail stressed that implementation on law should be equal for all segments of the society; and lawyers can play a significant role in this regard.
“The present government will at all cost ensure that the law is implemented in its true spirit; and there should be no leverage for anyone”, he maintained.
The Governor Sindh also asked the lawyers to give their input in shape of suggestions on the proposed electoral reforms. “The use of modern technology will be essential for free, fair and transparent elections in the country”, he added.
Governor Sindh appreciated the healthy discussion and input of the delegation over CPEC component of Sindh and urged upon them to come up in black and white.
He further said that the present government was well aware of the lawyers’ problems and issues; and asked the delegation to prepare practical recommendations in this regard.