LAHORE Lawyers on Saturday once again had to face baton-charge and teargas shelling at PMG Chowk when police stopped them from organising a rally against the excessive use of force by police and arrests of many of their colleague during previous days protests. The police resorted to baton-charge and teargas shelling to disperse the lawyers who had gathered outside Aiwan-e-Adl, which triggered a clash as the lawyers answered the police action with pelting stones and thrashing the 'marooned cops. As a result, around a dozen lawyers and seven policemen sustained injuries. Meanwhile, Punjab Bar Council (PbBC) has banned the entry of LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, his son and other relatives while the membership of Hamid Khan, Nasira Javed Iqbal, Aitzaz Ahsan, Qazi Anwar and Rana Sanaullah have also been suspended for the time being. According to details, the Lahore Bar Association (LBA) had held a meeting in the morning to decide the future strategy about the transfer of District and Sessions Judge Zawar Ahmed Sheikh besides condemning the police torture on lawyers. The representatives of PbBC and Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) also attended the meeting on LBAs invitation, said LBA Secretary Qasim Hassan Buttar. After the meeting, the participants marched towards PMG Chowk where police tried to stop them, through baton-charge and teargas shelling besides resorting to aerial fire. The use of force ignited a clash, which continued for more than half an hour. The LBA president and other representatives tried to control the situation and held negotiations with the on-duty police officers after which lawyers agreed to come back to the civil court. After their return to the LBA barroom, PbBC and PBC members announced a countrywide strike in the favour of LBAs demand of transferring the DS&J Lahore. The gathering also announced suspension of certain top members of the LBA. The speakers said the majority of the PbBC members stood united with the LBAs demand of transferring the judge, adding that the lawyers representatives condemned the police torture. LHC Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif should not have exposed his anti-lawyers mind, which resulted in vio9lation of lawyers respect and sanctity of the barroom, he said amid the slogans against the LHC chief justice. LBA President Sajid Bashir, Secretary Qasim Hassan Buttar and others denied any ulterior motive behind the protest. They were unanimous in saying that those circulating such rumours should know that the lawyers were demanding transferring the 'controversial judge for his misconduct during court proceedings. A lawyer, Karamat Ali, said Justice Sharif should have resolved the matter immediately, and that the ongoing protest was a justified cause and not for any political partys benefit. According to most of the lawyers, they are the strong united community, trying to press their claim. But Justice Sharif did not consider the written demand submitted seven months.