June 02, 2023


Mr. Haroon-ur-Rashid, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Hassan Raza Pasha, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, have strongly condemned the kidnapping of Mr. Mohammad Jibran Nasir, Advocate from Karachi, who was picked up by armed men, yesterday night.

They have expressed their deep concerns upon this incident and said that Advocates have no affiliation with any political party and they only perform their professional duties and any political party and/or politician can engage them. Therefore, kidnapping/arrest of Advocates while performing their professional duties is highly unjustified and demanded that all arrested advocates should be released immediately.

They also condemned the incident of Rana Naeem Raza, Advocate, Kamoke, Gujranwala, who was murdered in Sargodha, yesterday and expressed their grief and sorrow for the bereaved family and demanded from the Chief Minister Punjab and I. G. Punjab Police to conduct an independent investigation immediately and take punitive action against culprits.