LAHORE - Punjab Governor Latif Khosa on Wednesday lauded the services of the lawyer community for acting as a frontrunner to strengthen the democratic system and raising voice against the oppressors as well as undemocratic forces.

“They have rendered splendid sacrifices for the supremacy of Constitution and continuity of democracy in the country,” he said while talking to a 40-member delegation of senior lawyers representing various bar association from all the provinces of the country at Governor House.

The delegation comprised Yasin Malik, Ali Ahmed Kurd, Ahsan Bhawn, Khawaja Abdul Waheed, Salahuddin Khan, Mustafa Lakhani, Sarwar Alvi, Akhtar Hussain and other senior lawyers.

Making mention of eminent personalities like Dr Allama Muhammad Iqbal, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the Governor said that lawyers had made Pakistan and now they were playing their role in its development. He said the PPP took pride in its special relationship with the lawyers’ community.

Khosa also recalled lawyers’ role in restoration of deposed judges and said that their movement infused a new hope in the society.

The Governor also mentioned that the PPP government had recently reserved a valuable piece of land for Banazir Shaheed Hospital being constructed exclusively for lawyers by the federal government.

Later, former Prime Minister of Pakistan Balakh Sheer Mazari along with his son called on the Governor at Governor’s House and congratulated him on his daughter’s wedding. He remained with him for more than one hour and also discussed the prevailing political situation.