LAHORE - The Lahore High Court Bar Association on Tuesday demanded Presidential references against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawad S. Khawaja and Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed for their alleged violation of the Constitution in a judgement passed on the election of the President.

This was demanded in general house meeting of the bar where an activist of PPP, Advocate Rashid Lodhi had moved a resolution in the wake of the judgement passed by the apex court directing the Election Commission of Pakistan to hold the Presidential election on July 30, a week before the schedule announced by the Commission.

The bar’s President Abid Saqi presented the resolution before the House which was passed with majority.

Addressing with the general house meeting, Abid Saqi said the bar always raised voice against both military and judicial dictators.

He said supremacy of the Constitution had been foremost important for the bar.

Adopting the resolution, the House held that the Presidential election on order of Supreme Court had no sanctity of law or the Constitution and the bar would not accept this dubious election.

The bar also demanded of the Chief Election Commissioner and all Provincial Election Commissioners to immediately resign from the offices for their failure to conduct election on the given schedule.

The House decided that the bar would file references against the CJP and other judges before the Supreme Judicial Council if the President wouldn’t do the same.

Vice Chairman of Pakistan Bar Council Syed Kalbe Hussain, former President Supreme Court Bar Association Asma Jahangir, former President LHCBA Ahmad Awais, Mian Jamil Akhtar, Rashid Lodhi also spoke on the occasion and condemned the apex court’s verdict.