|Anwar Mansoor Khan|
The Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) on Wednesday strongly condemned the refusal of the Parliamentary Committee (PC) to accept one-year service extension period of two SHC judges and announced to challenge its decision in the Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday (today). This was announced by passing a resolution at a meeting of the SHCBA held at its office.
President SHCBA Anwar Mansoor Khan while talking to Daily Times, after the meeting, said that it was an illegal act of the PC to disallows Justice Muhammad Tasnim and Justice Salman Hamid to continue their service as additional judges of the SHC for one more year despite the recommendation of the Judicial Commission (JC) in this regard. Managing Committee (MC) of the SHCBA has decided to challenge the decision of the PC in the SC Islamabad and file a petition on February 24 (today). The MC also authorised the president and the secretary of the SHCBA to file the petition and appoint an ‘Advocate on Record’ for the purpose, Khan added. Meanwhile, the MC also condemned the act of firing on the residence of senior advocate Zahid Khan and demanded of the law enforcement agencies to provide him protection. (Asghar Azad - Daily Times)