KARAK – The district and tehsil bar associations of district Karak observed a complete strike on Saturday and did not attend courts proceedings on the eve of May 12 episode and resolved that the lawyers struggle for an independent judiciary would continue until its logical conclusion.

The District Bar Association President Jan Alam advocate while addressing the lawyers in bar room Karak paid rich tributes to the lawyers who sacrificed their lives for the independence of judiciary on May 12 but could not bow before the dictatorial regime of Pervez Musharraf.

The district president strongly condemned the incident and demanded that the verdicts of the Supreme Court should be respected.

He added that the rulers were making mockery of the decisions of the superior judiciary and making wrong interpretation of the decisions.

Alam said that he was saluting to the Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry for his bold decisions based on justice and resolved that the lawyers’ fraternity would give all sort of sacrifice for the rule of law.

The lawyers president denied any kind of rifts in the ranks of lawyers and added if anyone try any eventuality against the judiciary then they would launch protest movement against it. He added that the rulers should not impose their will over the judiciary rather they should respect the decisions of the judiciary in the larger interest of the country.

He warned if the rulers failed to implement the decisions of the superior judiciary then there would be major loss to the country.

Tehsil Takht-e-Nusrati bar association President Naimatullah advocate while addressing to the lawyers condemned the incident and demanded that the responsible people should be arrested and should be given exemplary punishment to them.

Meanwhile, the officials of Southern Wild Life Department Saturday here foiled a smuggling bid of 57 rare species of birds to down country and arrested two accused red handed, said an official of Wild Life Department.

The DFO Wild Life Khan Malook had received prior information about smuggling of the birds to Punjab via Bannu.

To foil the attempt the raiding party headed by Asif Ullah Khan Deputy Ranger was constituted which blocked the Bannu-Lahore road near Ghuri Wala.

The raiding team seized 57 species of birds from a Coaster that included Chaukor, and Sukhab.

The raiding team arrested Rafique and Ali Subhan residents of Bannu on the spot and booked under Wildlife Act.