Lawyer’s torture issue: KPBC ends strike after suspension of AAC

Humayun Khan

PESHAWAR: Lawyers ended their strike after 11 days on suspending of Additional Assistant Commissioner Aftab Ahmad while committed to continue the movement till concrete reforms in civil services and arrest of AAC on legal and constitutional way, on Tuesday.

The lawyers arranged protest in front Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly and blocked Khyber road for three hours for traffic leaded by Peshawar High Court Bar Association president Rehman Ullah, vice president Ayesha Malik, general secretary Farooq Afridi along with representatives of Pakistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa bar councils.

The speakers urged competent authorities to arrest AAC Aftab Ahmad and added to conduct judicial inquiry of incidents while claimed that administrative officers and staff are public neither masters.

The speakers claimed that government has ignored legal fraternity which is shown from 11 days protest by lawyers but government did not resolve the issue. They claimed that lawyers shall continue their struggle to establish rule of law and bring reforms in civil services by making them accountable before public.

The road blockade has distributed traffic of the whole city which has created problems for public in the hot weather while lawyers were peacefully dispersed after assurance of suspension of AAC Aftab Ahmad from government.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council vice chairman Muhammad Ali Khan Jadoon and chairman executive committee Muhammad Ilyas Khan said that legal fraternity has uphold voice for Munir Hussain Laghmani and Ghufran Shah Advocates which was ended with successful negotiation and adjourned general body meeting of Bar Council called for today (on Wednesday).