May 28, 2022
Mr. Hafeez-ur-Rehman Chaudhry, Vice-Chairman and Pir Muhammad Masood Chishti, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council, have strongly condemned the police brutality against Lawyers of Lahore on 24-05-2022, when they peacefully were sitting in a Bus to participate in activity of a political party at Islamabad. The Police got off Lawyers from the bus and humiliated, insulted, maltreated, misbehaved and brutally tortured them and furthermore, FIR have been lodged against unknown Lawyers in Islam Pura Police Station, Lahore. They said that every person including Lawyers has the fundamental right to protest and participate in any activity in the Country.
They while strongly criticizing the excessive and unwarranted use of police force against Lawyers, not only has termed it the shameful act of Police but also a grave violation of the police discipline and duty. The use of brutal force and behavior of Punjab Police, damaged the self-esteem/respect of Lawyers, who always work for the Rule of Law, and Supremacy of the Constitution, & so warrants immediate severe action against the responsible Police officials.
They have, therefore, demanded from the Federal as well as Punjab Government including high Police Officers to take immediate stern action against the Police officials who are involved in this shameful and inhuman act & award them exemplary punishment.