Hot seat: Nationwide lawyers’ strike on cards if IHC chief doesn’t resign

Lawyers protest outside the Supreme Court. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIRLawyers protest outside the Supreme Court. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR

Lawyers protest outside the Supreme Court. PHOTO: WASEEM NAZIR

ISLAMABAD: Lawyers in the capital have threatened to go on a countrywide protest if the chief justice of the Islamabad High Court does not resign within a week.

While requesting the chief justice of Pakistan to decide all references pending against judges before his retirement at the end of the year, lawyers have demanded the resignation of the IHC’s top judge, Justice Mohammad Anwar Khan Kasi, over his alleged involvement in making appointments in the IHC that the Supreme Court declared illegal in a recent case.

On Wednesday, representatives of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC), Islamabad Bar Council (IBC), Islamabad High Court Bar Association (IHCBA) and the Islamabad District Bar Association took their ongoing protest against Justice Kasi

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