KARACHI - The lawyers' fraternity and people belonging to different segments of society have strongly condemned the ban imposed on live coverage of deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry's address to Sindh High Court Bar on Wednesday. Talking to The Nation, President Sindh High Court Bar Association Rasheed A Rizvi termed the ban on live coverage of CJP's address an attack on the freedom of press and the free judiciary.  He said that by imposing ban, the rulers have violated the Article 199/3 of the Constitution and attacked the freedom of expression in the premises of the court. He added the rulers and dictators could not tolerate free judiciary and free media. Rizvi said that Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry had addressed more than 20 bars including high courts and district courts bars across the country but the concerned authorities did not impose ban on the live coverage of his speech. But when he entered Sindh, the rulers imposed ban on live courage, which is a condemnable act, he said. Strongly condemning the move, Rizvi said that administration of Sindh proved itself 'more loyal than the king' and confirmed it is also part of the current dictatorial regime.          Chairman Human Rights Committee of Sindh Bar Council, Aqil Lodhi Advocate, also criticised the ban on live coverage of CJ Iftikhar Chaudhry's address and said the current regime is worst than the British imperialism. Lodhi further said that provincial government has also failed in fulfilling its promise to provide full security to the deposed Chief Justice. He alleged the administrators had converted the court premises into cantonment area where the cinematography and filming are not allowed. He said that strict action should be taken against officials responsible of imposing ban on live coverage of CJP's address and demanded the removal the registrar of Sindh High Court. Ameer Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Maulana Asadullah Bhutto has also strongly criticised the government for taking such an illegal move.