February 28 , 2019

 February 28 , 2019

                                PRESS   RELEASE

            Condemnation of firing on Mr. Justice Muhammad Ayub Khan,
                            Judge,  Peshawar High Court.

Syed Amjad Shah, Vice-Chairman and Hafiz Muhammad Idris Sheikh, Chairman,
Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council have strongly condemned
the incident of firing took place today at Peshawar in which Mr. Justice
Muhammad Ayub Khan has been seriously injured.

They have expressed their grave concern on the utter failure of law
enforcement agencies to provide security to sitting Judges and have also
strongly criticized the failure of the Federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Governments in providing security to Judges of Peshawar High Courts and
demanded of the Government to arrest the culprits immediately and bring
them to book at the earliest for awarding exemplary punishment. They
further said that very soon they will hold a joint meeting of
representatives of the Bar Councils and Bar Associations of the Country to
chalk out future course of action in this regard.

They have also emphasized for the need of evolving foolproof practical
strategy and plan for the proper security for Judges, Lawyers & in and
around the Court premises.

                                                                                        SECRETARY
PAKISTAN BAR COUNCIL