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Rights Watch | 10th February 2021

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The family of a married woman who was murdered by her stalker staged a protest outside the Rawalpindi Press Club, and appealed to the Prime Minister for immediate justice. The Punjab Bar Council and the Lahore High Court Bar Association threaten to stage protests if FIRs lodged against 32 lawyers involved in the attack on the Islamabad High Court are not discarded. Overcrowding in Punjab’s prisons went down from 146 percent to 37 percent in the past decade.

IHC issues contempt notices to 17 lawyers as Bar Council gives strike call

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February 9th, 2021; By Rehan Piracha; LAHORE; The Islamabad High Court on Tuesday issued contempt notices to 17 lawyers for their role in Monday’s ransacking of the high court premises as the Islamabad Bar Council called for a strike on Wednesday, rallying behind accused lawyers.

Sindh Bar Council elections back on track after protests die down

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According to the notification released on Friday in Karachi, RO Salman Talibuddin, also the Advocate General (AG) Sindh, said that no member would be allowed entry to cast votes in the polling area without wearing a mask and will have to provide satisfactory evidence of being enrolled with the SBC.

Decoding the KP lawyers’ strike

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October 28th, 2020; By Hamid Riaz; LAHORE; Shahid Raza, vice-chairman KP Bar Council called the government’s amendments “unconstitutional” stating that these changes will create undue problems for the litigants and will put further pressure on an already over-burdened High Court. He also criticized the formation of “local commissions” for the purpose of collecting evidence calling it a return to the “Jirga System”.  

Woman lawyer kidnapped, tortured for second time

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The first time Irshad Nasreen was abducted was in October 2019 when Nazar Farid, Shah Nawaz, and their unidentified accomplice had abducted her and subjected her to physical torture at Nazar Farid’s place.
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Rights Watch | 10th June 2020

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SCBA Declares Support For Justice Isa: The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) declared its solidarity with Supreme Court judge Justice Qazi Faez Isa in as the hearing on the Presidential references filed against him enters a crucial stage. The ...
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Is Supreme Court Crossing Limits In Ordering Reopening Of Markets?

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Markets and shopping malls have been reopened all across the country after the Supreme Court gave a decision in a suo moto case hearing regarding the measures taken to deal with coronavirus. While earlier, markets were ...
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#OnlineJaloos: Politicians, Civil Society, Lawyers Outraged At Tariq Jamil’s Comments.

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There has been public outrage over Tariq Jamil's derogatory remarks against women and the youth of Pakistan at the Prime Minister's telethon on April 23. Politicians, lawyers, human rights activists, journalists, academics, and other ...
PIC Clash - An In-depth Story

PIC Clash – An In-Depth Story

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Immediately after the initial clash between doctors and lawyers at the PIC on Nov 23, doctors had issued a formal apology to lawyers. However, a video of a young doctor poking fun at the lawyers’ helplessness during the Nov 23 incident went viral, incensing lawyers.

When brute force attacks

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According to Section 354 of the Pakistan Penal Code whoever intends to assault or use criminal force against a woman intending to or of the knowledge to outrage her modesty in public, shall be punished with imprisonment for upto 2 years or more, and/or with fine.