LAHORE - A group of lawyers yesterday held protest demonstration at the Lahore High Court against Asma Jahangir and Dr Khalid Ranjha for being counsels of MQM Chief Altaf Hussain.

The protests organised by Advocate Aftab Virk and others alleged that the MQM was involved in the murders of lawyers during the 2007 movement for the restoration of judiciary.

They alleged that Altaf was involved in lawyers killing in Karachi on May 12, 2007. They also alleged that MQM chief created law and order situation which barred the then chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhary from entering the city.

The protestors distributed pamphlets among the lawyers and were also holding clippings of some old media statements in which Asma Jahangir had called MQM a terrorist party.

Advocate Aftab Virk said that they would approach the top bar councils to take action against both senior lawyers for defending a man who had attacked armed forces and other institutions of the country.