LAHORE - The National Coordination Council (NCC) of the lawyers, through a resolution has demanded high treason case under Article 6 of the Constitution against former President-cum-Army Chief Pervez Musharraf on accusation of subverting the Constitution against the judiciary. Briefing the media on the proceedings of the NCC meeting, attended by lawyers representatives from all over the country, SCBA President Ali Ahmad Kurd and former SCBA President Aitzaz Ahsan also called for action at the level of judiciary, against Chief Justice Islamabad High Court Muhammad Bilal Khan on the allegations of his links with certain gangsters. The lawyers representatives have also announced to observe Black Day on May 12 in commemoration of the tragic killing of over 50 persons in Karachi on the same day in 2007 when Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry was scheduled to address the Karachi Bar. The Bar leaders reminding the sad stories of the deaths of innocent persons in cross firing and detention of the Chief Justice and others in his company at the airport almost throughout the day on May 12, said lawyers throughout the country would observe Black Day by way of staging boycott of the courts and holding protest rallies at the bar level to condemn the killings as well as to seek a fair probe into the incident. The meeting through another resolution had also called for separating the PCO judges from the judiciary after the real ones had come back to the office. Barrister Aitzaz on the occasion asked the SCBA to reactivate the welfare funds for the lawyers particularly when the lawyers in Swat and other restive parts of the frontier province were under great financial constraints. He said recovery of principal amount of Rs100 million and the profit thereon at present tucked away in a bank as a trust in the supervision of former SCBA President Malik Muhammad Qayyum who previously had, many times promised to shift the money to the bar account but the needful has not been done so far. The council in its meeting thanked and congratulated the civil society, students, labourers, peasants, journalists, PML-N, PTI, JI and other political and religious parties for supporting and joining the lawyers movement till its logical end. Passing resolution against PCO-judges, the council observed that the judges who took oath under the PCO of Pervez Musharraf on Nov 3, 2007, had violated the Constitution and the injunction dated Nov 3, 2007 passed by seven-member bench of the Supreme Court headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan. It further observed that the appointments made under the PCO with the consultation of Abdul Hameed Dogar are unconstitutional and invalid. The resolution passed by the NCC also said that Abdul Hameed Dogar was neither a valid Chief Justice of Pakistan nor so he was recognised by the lawyers and people of Pakistan. Adopting resolution against Justice Bilal, the council called upon CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Ch to withdraw the judicial powers of Justice Bilal forthwith and to ask the Supreme Judicial Council to act expeditiously in accordance with law so that the superior judiciary can be purged of 'black sheep. Through another resolution, the council strongly condemned the military actions and killings of Baloch leaders and fully supported the aspirations of the people of Balochistan for provincial autonomy under the Constitution. The NCC demanded that all those who are responsible for the murder of Baloch leaders be immediately apprehended and be tried and punished for their crime. speaking on the occasion, Ali Ahmad Kurd announced that the NCC would continue to function for the supremacy of Constitution, rule of law and independence of judiciary in Pakistan and to save its legal system from any assault on it. The NCC will meet at least once in two months and the secretary shall make arrangements for holding of such meetings on regular basis, he said. He revealed that the meeting also discussed in depth the imposition of Nizam-e-Adl in Malakand Division and the members of the council from NWFP and Balochistan supported its imposition. However, Kurd said the council did not give its final opinion over the said issue and deferred the matter till next meeting of the council. NCC Chairman Aitzaz Ahsan concluding the briefing expressed his deep concern over recent unrest in Karachi and Balochistan and asked the government to settle down the situation amicably. To a question about the ousting of PCO judges from judiciary, he replied that PCO judges would be ousted from Judiciary like Chief Justice was restored.