June 12, 2020


Mr. Abid Saqi, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Azam Nazeer Tarar, newly elected Chairman of Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, while reiterating the oft-repeated stance of the legal fraternity, have expressed their resolve to strongly oppose the Reference filed by the Government against Hon’ble Mr. Justice Qazi Faez Isa, Judge, Supreme Court, and to fully support and defend the Petition of Justice Qazi Faez Isa, before the Hon’ble Supreme Court for protecting the greater cause of the independence of Judiciary, the Rule of Law and the Supremacy of the Constitution and so have assured that the legal fraternity will never disappoint the people of Pakistan and even not hesitate in rendering any sacrifice, to protect the above objects.

The Bar leaders have also strongly condemned the increasing tendency of surveillance and harassment of Judges of the Superior Judiciary by the establishment in their efforts to pressurize and subdue the Judiciary in maintaining their independence while discharging their judicial responsibilities.

They have expressed their grave concern on the continued victimization of the political leadership of main stream political parties specially those in the opposition, by the Government through NAB, by involving them in politically motivated cases and also emphasized the need of consolidation of the democratic process in the country and so have called upon the democratic forces across the country to play their effective role in that regard.