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Police arrests 40 lawyers for vandalizing judicial complex in Multan

Multan (Monitoring Desk): Police has arrested 40 lawyers including  Lahore High Court Bar Multan Bench President Sherzaman Qureshi,  for vandalizing the judicial complex in Multan.

On Wednesday, lawyers protested the shifting of the judicial complex and resorted to vandalising the new building. The enraged lawyers broke the windows and doors of the judges’ rooms and courtrooms inside the new judicial complex and chanted slogans.

Superintendent judicial complex lodged the FIR at Bahauddin Zakariya police station. The case has been registered under Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act and Section 16 of the Punjab Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance.

This is not the first time that Qureshi has been involved in an incident like this. In July this year, the bar president manhandled an LHC justice in Multan during a hearing.