PBC gives call for countrywide strike on July 13


ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Bar Council has given a call for a countrywide strike on July 13 on the presidential reference against the judges, saying the presidential reference is an attempt to “subdue judges”.

The lawyers besides observing strike will attend the lawyers’ convention to be organized by the Peshawar High Court Bar.

The methodology of the judges’ appointment and amendment in Supreme Court rules will also come under discussion in the convention.

The PBC has said discussion at length will take place for making public pending hearing reference against the judges and the matter related to the proceedings regarding reference which has been disposed of so far.

The matter related to release of permanent funds for bar council and bar associations and disqualification and non-rejected judges issue will also come under discussion.