Politicians asked not to involve courts in politics

ISLAMABAD – Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) president Kamran Murtaza on Tuesday said that judiciary had no relationship with political parties and urged politicians not to involve courts in political affairs.

Lahore High Court Bar Association president Shafqat Chauhan said that lawyers had activated All Pakistan Lawyers Coordination Committee, comprising representatives of all Bar associations. He condemned police torture of media persons during the coverage of protests in Islamabad.

The lawyers also condemned the attack on the building of the state-owned Pakistan Television. The people, who damaged state properties, were not unarmed and innocent citizens, Chauhan said.

Lahore High Court Bar Association Multan president Azhar Bukhari said that the Supreme Court could resolve the current political turmoil and stressed that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and the Pakistan Awami Tehreek should avoid taking any step which may endanger the security.

The Lahore High Court Bar Association Rawalpindi president said that the lawyers were not indulging in politics. “Our main objective is to protect the fundamental human rights,” he said. The protestors were occupying state buildings but it should not be allowed at any cost, he said.

Islamabad High Court Bar Association president Sajjad Afzal Cheema said that it was responsibility of the government to ensure and safeguard fundamental rights of citizens. He urged the protesting parties to end deadlock with the government and try to resolve the issues within the parameters of the constitution. He said that everybody was bound to follow the apex court's orders.

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