SCBA vows to support SC against PDM protest



The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) has urged the ruling political alliance to refrain from staging a sit-in against the judiciary for allegedly favouring PTI chief Imran Khan, that may undermine the integrity and functioning of the judiciary.

To pre-empt any untoward incident, Supreme Court’s Registrar Ishrat Ali called a meeting of the Islamabad administration and police for a briefing on security arrangements.

Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) alliance, led by JUI-F chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman, had announced a protest against judiciary on Friday. The sit-in will be held at Constitution Avenue in Islamabad, outside the Supreme Court building, on Monday.

The top court is set to start hearing an Election Commission’s petition seeking to revisit its verdict on the Punjab polls date. The SCBA expressed its strong disapproval of any attempt to undermine the sanctity and integrity of the apex court.

The apex body of the lawyers also called upon all stakeholders to reduce the political temperature in the best interest of the country’s progress.

SCBA President Abid S Zuberi and Secretary Muqtedir Akhtar Shabbir, in a statement, requested the ruling political parties not to hold the protest or take action that could undermine the integrity and functioning of the judiciary.— NNI