Lawyers to go on strike against police torture.
Byline: Sabih Ul Hassnain
PESHAWAR -- Expressing concerns over no action against Pahari Pura Police personnel allegedly involved in torturing a lawyer of high court, The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Bar Council, Peshawar High Court Bar Association (PHCBA) and Peshawar Bar Association (PBA) has jointly announced to remain abstain from the courts and observe complete strike on May 25 (Monday) in all the districts of KP.
The announcement was made, after the 2-days boycott, during a joint meeting of KP Bar Council, PHCBA and PBA presided by president PHCBA Fida Gul Advocate here on Saturday. Vice Chairman of KP Bar Council Ahmad Farooq, president PBA Mohammad Ismail Khalil along with other office bearers and hundreds of lawyers were also present on this occasion.
While addressing the meeting the office bearers condemned the brutality of police on Faqir Ullah Advocate and expressed grave concerns over the government and Inspector General of Police (IGP) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Nasir Khan Durrani for not taking action against the station house officer of Pahari Pura Police, involved personnel and the in-charge of Pakh Ghulam Check Post.
Fida Gul Advocate, the president of PHCBA, in his address said that it was the second day of boycott but unfortunately no one among the government officials had taken any step against the alleged atrocity on the advocate. He further said that lawyers would not tolerate any such inhuman behavior towards their colleague adding that the extension of the limits of protest had become inevitable.
According to the complaint filed in the court of district and session judge under section 22-A of Criminal Procedure Code, Faqir Ullah Advocate had gone to Pakha Ghulam Check Post located in the limits of Pahari Pura Police Station for his personal work submitting that the police personnel on the duty first misbehaved with the lawyer, tortured him and then registered fake FIR against the victim.
The meeting unanimously decided that PHCBA and PBA would block Khyber Road and Justice Kiyani Road respectively on Monday for an hour.