Nawaz shouldn’t be stopped from celebrating disqualification: Babar Awan

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif should not be stopped from celebrating his disqualification if he wants to do so, said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s Babar Awan.

Addressing the media in the federal capital on Tuesday, Awan said Nawaz used to say democracy is threatened when people take to the street. But now Nawaz was doing the contrary.

The PTI leader was referring to Nawaz’s GT Road cavalcade to Lahore that is set to start tomorrow (Wednesday).

Earlier, Awan called Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz a GT Road party, saying they have used the route earlier for many rallies.

Besides, a PTI lawyer, Usman Basra, has also filed a petition at the Islamabad High Court, requesting a ban on the cavalcade.

According to the petitioner, the rally is an effort to undermine the authority of the Supreme Court and pressurise the accountability court [set to hear the National Accountability Bureau’s references against the Sharif family.

Everyone must do their bit to strengthen judiciary: LHC Chief Justice

BAHAWALPUR: Lahore High Court Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah has called on the lawyers’ community and the public at large to play their part in strengthening the judiciary.

Addressing an event here earlier today, Justice Mansoor Ali Shah emphasised that a new strategy is needed to improve the country’s judicial system, which he likened to the nation’s “mother” and its pride.

“I urge everyone, including [lawyers’ community], to do their bit in strengthening the judiciary. We are here to solve people’s problems and we [must continue doing so] in this noble profession,” he said.

Justice Mansoor Ali Shah urged the young lawyers to “work diligently and take this noble institution forward”.

Today marks the first anniversary of August 8, 2016 Quetta Civil Hospital suicide bombing, which killed 73 people including 56 lawyers and left scores injured.

The Balochistan High Court Bar Association announced a three-day strike to mark the occasion and is observing ‘black day’ to mourn the tragedy.