IHCBA distances itself from constitutional petition
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The Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) has decided not to follow constitutional petition regarding date of elections in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the 24NewsHD TV channel, IHCBA newly elected president Naveed Malik and secretary Rizwan Shabbir officially announced the decision on Tuesday.
Rizwan Shabbir said that the decision was taken in the first executive meeting of the IHCBA.
Keeping the association aloof from the previous body’s decisions, Rizwan Shabbir said former IHCBA president had filed the constitutional petition in the Supreme Court in his personal capacity.
The meeting held that former IHCBA president filed different cases for his personal political purposes.
In connection with the elections of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the Supreme Court, the constitutional petition is also a part of the same, he said.
The IHCBA secretary Rizwan said that the meeting evolved a consensus that the constitutional petition filed in the Supreme Court was not approved by the Islamabad High Court Bar Association's body.
The IHCBA’s meeting expressed its complete indifference to the constitutional petition, he added.
In this regard, there is no record found in the office regarding any IHCBA meeting or resolution for filing a such constitutional petition.
The participants of the meting decided that this constitutional petition will not be pursued in the Supreme Court, the meeting declared.
He said that it has been decided in the meeting that the association’s platform will not be allowed to be used for any political party.
The lawyers continued to criticize during the meeting that the bar forum was being used for political purposes. ,
The Islamabad High Court Bar forum will be used only for the welfare of lawyers, the meeting upheld.