Lahore: The Executive Committee of the Punjab Bar Council on Saturday suspended licenses of eight lawyers, also including women Vice president of Supreme Court Bar, following their scuffle with its chairman for not giving a decision in their favour.
The PbBC has suspended the licence of Supreme Court Bar Association Vice President Imrana Parveen Baloch, Humera Bashir, Afaq Ahmad, Irshad Baig, Abdul Majeed Dogar, Hafiz Tariq, Shakeela Rana and Shahid Nadeem Shaukat.
The PbBC Executive Committee, in its order, observed that the attack was pre-planned and manoeuvred by Imrana Parveen Baloch, wherein a PbBC official was also subjected to torture by the lawyers.
The Executive Committee has decided to forward the matter, through the PbBC Disciplinary Committee, to a tribunal for further proceedings. However, it has been learnt that the above said lawyers along with others entered the PbBC Committee Room where the executive committee meeting was going on.
The lawyers started agitation against the chairman over restoring the licence of a lawyer, Altaf, who was involved in subjecting to torture a female lawyer of Burewala, Humera Bashir.
Later, the situation became worse and the lawyers were subjected to torture by PbBC employees. The lawyers registered their protest with the PbBC Disciplinary Committee and demanded cancellation of the licence of Executive Committee Chairman Rana Asif.
PbBC Disciplinary Committee Chairman Asad Mehmood assured the lawyers that action would be taken as per law. The lawyers also announced to get a case registered against Rana Asif for subjecting the lawyers to torture.