August 09, 2023





Mr. Haroon-ur-Rashid, Vice-Chairman, Mr. Hassan Raza Pasha, Chairman, Executive Committee of the Pakistan Bar Council have strongly condemned the registration of FIR against lawyers who perform their professional duties to defend their clients in different courts of Country. Beside that the act of FIA to summon them for investigation purpose on any pretext in connection with their professional duties is not acceptable to the legal fraternity, since they perform their duties in the light of legal ethics and they should have given liberty to have meeting with their clients to get instructions for their respective cases.


They have expressed that Advocates should not be fixed or attached with any political party as they only perform their professional duties  to protect the interest of their respective clients as per mandate give to them within four corners of law. Therefore, registration of FIR and to investigate Advocates while performing their professional duties is highly condemnable, unjustified, unethical and against the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Therefore, the lawyers should not be dragged in any sort of investigation and registration of criminal cases against them would give every right to Bar Councils and Bar Associations of the Country to step forward for protection of their rights and obligations. They demanded that the concerned authorities should forthwith cancel FIR registered against lawyers and also avoid to pressurize them, while performing their professional duties, otherwise, we have no other option left except to invoke strict action against the concerned authorities.