Two offices bill has put federation at risk: lawyers
LAHORE: The passing of the “supra-constitutional” bill allowing Gen Pervez Musharraf to hold two offices has put the federation at high risk, says a statement issued by prominent lawyers on Sunday.
Ali Ahmed Kurd, the vice president of the Supreme Court Bar Association, Muhammad Kazim Khan and Raja Mahmood Akhtar, members of the Pakistan Bar Council, Mirza Hanif Beg, the president of the Lahore Bar and Shahid Mahmood Bhatti and Muhammad Ahsan Bhon, members of the Punjab Bar Council, in a joint statement said parliamentarians had allowed Gen Musharraf to complete “foreign agenda”. “They have endangered the country’s solidarity for their vested interests.”
They called the ruling party a “Criminal League” for being submissive to one man and resolved to fight Gen Musharraf and his “cronies”. They said that lawyers would hold public meetings throughout the country to inform the public about the “black deeds” of parliament and Gen Musharraf.