ISLAMABAD - A number of protesting lawyers, including President Multan High Court Bar Association, sustained injuries on Thursday during a clash with police outside Supreme Court of Pakistan. The black coats and police clashed after some of the protesting lawyers, seeking reinstatement of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, tried to jump inside the heavily guarded building of the apex court.  The agitating lawyers were raising slogans against Presidential hopeful and Co-Chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Asif Ali Zardari, and present Chief Justice Abdul Hameed Dogar. Gathered on a call, given by Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) President Aitzaz Ahsan, the protesting lawyers were actually scheduled to stage a sit-in in front of the Parliament but things turned ugly when some of them climbed on the entry gate and walls of the apex court. Reacting to the situation, police resorted to baton charge and forced the lawyers to retreat. As a result of the use of force by police, many lawyers including, Khalid Ahmed, President Multan High Court Bar Association, got injured. The infuriated black coats condemned the police torture and chanted slogans against the ruling regime. Dozens of the activists of political parties, including Pakistan Muslim League-N and Jamat-i-Islami also joined the protestors and raised slogans against Asif Ali Zardari and Law Minister Farook H Naek. Earlier, police had closed Constitution Avenue by erecting barricades in wake of the SCBA call for the protest and sit-in. A large number of police contingents were also present outside the apex court to meet any exigency. Speaking on the occasion, Aitzaz Ahsan said it was a representative gathering of all lawyers and bar associations of Pakistan and the struggle will continue until the reinstatement of all the deposed judges. "Our confrontation is with the parliament and the strength of lawyers should not be underestimated", he said. When Aitzaz tried to stop the lawyers from raising slogans against Asif Ali Zardari, they got further angry and also criticized Aitzaz Ahsan. Aitzaz Ahsan said that whichever force would resist the reinstatement of the deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, the legal fraternity would protest against him. Referring to the burying women alive in Balochistan, SCBA President regretted that if Iftikhar Chaudhry had been functional, he would have taken a suo moto notice of the incident putting the culprits behind the bars. "People of Pakistan need Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry", he said. PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal also joined the protesting lawyers to express solidarity with them on behalf of his party, PML-N.