IHC, district bar lawyers to boycott Malik Riaz, Bahria Town cases

ISLAMABAD: All lawyers of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) and district bar, in a general body session, unanimously agreed that none of them would fight any cases pertaining to Malik Riaz or Bahria TownExpress News reported on Thursday.

The lawyers also decided to ban Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s counsel Aitzaz Ahsan and Malik Riaz’s counsel Zahid Bukhari from entering both bars while unanimously approving a resolution expressing unity with the judiciary.

The special bench of the Supreme Court is set to classify on Thursday (today), the nature of the case involving businessman Malik Riaz and Chief Justice Itikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s son Arsalan Iftikhar.

The rules of the proceedings to follow in the case would be laid down after the special bench – comprising Justice Jawad S Khwaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain – decide whether it is a dispute between two individuals or a deeper conspiracy against the judiciary.

Source: http://tribune.com.pk/story/393617/ihc-district-bar-lawyers-to-boycott-malik-riaz-bahria-town-cases/