As judge Muhammad Bashir entered the courtroom today (Friday) for the hearing of Maryam Nawaz and Capt Safdar, a number of lawyers forced their way into the accountability court. The lawyers reportedly surrounded the judges’ bench claiming that they were manhandled by security forces outside the court and kept from entering the courtroom.
According to the lawyers, the law enforcers manhandled them even when they showed them orders of Justice Miangul Hassan Aurangzeb of the Islamabad High Court (IHC). The court was interrupted by loud cries from the lawyers who were demanding quick action against the police and other security officials deployed in and around the Federal Judicial Complex.
Maryam and Safdar were present in the courtroom when the protesting lawyers barged into the courtroom and turned it into a fish market. When the lawyers did not calm down despite repeated calls from the judge to bring order in the courtroom, Justice Bashir went into his chamber and ordered the Inspector General of Police to conduct an inquiry into the incident and submit a report before the court.
In reaction, a prosecution team of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB), which was reportedly attacked by lawyers affiliated with the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday morning outside an Islamabad-based accountability court, has submitted a report of the incident to the bureau headquarters.
But people have taken to Twitter to react to this incident which occurred in the morning. PAT Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri stated that the security of the accountability court should be handed to the army.
The security of the accountability court should be handed over to the Rangers and Army.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) October 13, 2017
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has accused the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) of adopting destructive tactics against the judiciary to shun the accountability of the Sharif family.
Clearly PMLN is hell-bent on destroying all state institutions. Ppl of Pak must be prepared to stand up & defend our state institutions https://t.co/CeeNO3ZoVY
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) October 13, 2017
Here’s what the rest said:
PML N Gullu Butts disrupt Accountability Court. Attacking judges and courts is their hallmark. Shame on you Sharifs . We stand by judiciary
— Jahangir Khan Tareen (@JahangirKTareen) October 13, 2017
Accountability court couldn’t hold hearing against Capt Safdar & Maryam Nawaz today due to PMLN ruckus, is state collapsing to save 1 family
— Khurrum Sher Zaman (@KhurrumZamanPTI) October 13, 2017
— Iffat Hasan Rizvi (@IffatHasanRizvi) October 13, 2017
A planned drama at the Accountability Court was staged by the ppl who don't belong to PMLN only to justify that Rangers were rightly placed
— Mustansar Billah (@embee45) October 13, 2017
Accountability Court may be shifted at "Raiwind Palace" to secure the Judges and NS family.
ONE SOLOUTION FOR ALL- MR.AHSAN IQBAL (IM) https://t.co/kj1DxvRMa2
— Minhaj ul Haq (@Minhaj_ul_Haq) October 13, 2017
PMLN hooligans attacks on police officer outside NAB, they are preparing to attack on judiciary again to stop the process of accountability pic.twitter.com/9hDIhAG9vh
— вєıηg вıłαł ツ (@bilalnasir713) October 13, 2017
— Yaaser Awan (@Yaaser_awan) October 13, 2017
The post Twitter reacts after lawyers scuffle outside accountability court appeared first on The Express Tribune.
Source: Tribune News | Twitter reacts after lawyers scuffle outside accountability court
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