December 21, 2020


Mr. Abid Saqi, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council, expresses his grave concern over the vilification campaign and intimidation directed at Ms. Nighat Dad, Advocate High Court, Lahore. Without delving into the merits of the case she is handling, Mr. Abid Saqi condemns the blatant attempts to deter female lawyers from carrying out their professional responsibilities in representing their clients.

The intentional creation of a hostile work environment for female colleagues, who already face discrimination and barriers to access in the legal field, is deplorable and completely unacceptable, he added.