December 29, 2021
A meeting of Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council was held today at Islamabad under the Chairmanship of Mr. Muhammad Masood Chishti, the newly elected Chairman, Executive Committee, Pakistan Bar Council and passed the following
“The Executive Committee unanimously praised the illustrious career of Mr. Justice Sarmad Jalal Usmani who remained an independent Judge who refused to take Oath under the PCO and held his ground against the worst form of dictatorship and always stood for the Rule of Law and the Constitution while adhering to the principle of good conscience and justice. After his appointment as Member, Judicial Commission, the Bar Council and public at large expect the same level of steadfastness and perseverance for principle of seniority in appointment of Judges to the Superior Judiciary. The Bar Council reiterates its consistent stance to stand for the principle of seniority for which the legal fraternity remained on strike for the last one year.
The Committee endorsed the statement of its Vice Chairman issued on 24/12/2021 and ordains that in case the seniority principle is violated then that would be followed by a countywide protests and further agitation to enforce the rule of law.”