LAHORE: In a unanimous move, Pakistan Bar Council, Punjab Bar Council, Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar Association have announced to withdraw strike call against Daska killings yet vowed to observe every Monday as black day.

Addressing a joint-press conference held at the office of Punjab Bar Council here on Saturday, the representatives of both the regulatory bodies of the legal fraternity observed that strike calls were causing serious problems in dispensation of justice and depriving the litigants of timely justice.

PBC vice-chairman Azam Nazir Tarar said that the lawyers always played effective role for the supremacy of law and ran a number of movements in the past for this purpose. The government had accepted the demands of the lawyers’ community, so everything should be in accordance with the law, he added.

Announcing the withdrawal of strike, Tarar said that they condemned the Daska incident but they could not ignore litigants who were continuously facing problems. However, he stated that lawyers would continue observing every Monday as black day till the conviction of the SHO involved in the murder of their fellow lawyers in Daska.

LHCBA president Pir Masood Chishti demanded the government to conclude the case within 15 days and punish the accused police officer.

The representative 16 percent professional tax imposed over the practicing lawyers.–Staff Reporter

PBC vice-chairperson Farah Ijaz Baig and Disciplinary Committee Chairman Ghulam Abbas Niswana urged the government to take back the professional tax imposed on the lawyers. They said the burden would increase over the litigants. They also warned the government of high resistance if the profession tax was not taken back.