SCBA rejects PPP’s draft constitutional package
LAHORE: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) co-ordination committee on Tuesday rejected the draft constitutional package presented by the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) on Monday and demanded implementation of the Supreme Court decision declaring the Provisional Constitution Order (PCO) acts of November 3, 2007 as illegal, unconstitutional and without lawful authority.
The committee with its Chairman and Secretary SCBA Amin Javed Chaudhry termed it a delaying tactic over the reinstatement of the judges.
The committee announced the schedule of the protest against the government delaying reinstatement of the judges. According to the schedule, lawyers, traders, political and human rights activists, students and civil society members will take part in a rally on June 5 and 6 from Data Darbar to Nasir Bagh after Friday prayers, he said while addressing a press conference. He said khateebs of various mosques in the city will come out in favour of the sacked judges and independence of judiciary in their Friday sermons. On June 7, the lawyers will move off in a convoy in and around the city and on June 8 a “Judiciary Restoration Protest” will be held in front of the Governor’s House, he said.
On June 9, a torch-bearing protest rally will also be held, while on June 10 a mobilisation committee will move around the city in protest with large number of participants, Chaudhry said.
He added that on June 11, sacked chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry will address the bar members in Lahore. The co-ordination committee will also display banners and posters in favour of a long march from June 7 to June 11, at all prominent places of the city, he said. staff report