The Bar Council and other lawyers are observing strike and black day to protest against the hanging of Mumtaz Qadri – the murderer of late Governor Salman Taseer. Does it not look strange that the very entity whose sole purpose is to ensure justice to a victim is protesting against the hanging of a murderer? It is also sad to see at times some of the black coats totting guns in the courts premises, locking up the court rooms – at times even with the judges inside, scuffle and brawl with the police and resorting to other unlawful acts! If the providers of the law start taking the law in their own hands then where would one find the justice and the principled and respectable judicial system in Pakistan?

COL. RIAZ JAFRI (RETD),

Rawalpindi, February 29.