May  28 , 2021


Mr. Khush Dil Khan, Vice-Chairman, Pakistan Bar Council appreciates the constitution of a legal team by the Journalist Defence Committee to pursue journalist, Asad Ali Toor’s case. He said that we commend the consistent dedication of the Journalist Defence Committee in providing legal aid and assistance to journalists.

The mandate of the Journalist Defence Committee is to operate within the framework of the law and ensure malafide prosecutions and persecution ofJournalists by the State are brought to their logical end.

He expressed that it has come to our notice that the legal team representing Mr. Toor has been receiving threats. He strongly condemns these blatant attempts to intimidate and threaten those who work towards upholding the rule of law.

As member of the legal fraternity, I affirm that we will not tolerate these threats and intimidation tactics.