Lawyers go on rampage outside LHC after court orders arrest of Multan bar president

10:33 AM | 21 Aug, 2017
Lawyers go on rampage outside LHC after court orders arrest of Multan bar president

LAHORE - A furious bevy of lawyers attempted to break a security cordon and enter a courtroom at the Lahore High Court (LHC) where Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah headed a full bench hearing against Sher Zaman Qureshi, the head of the bar association of Multan.

According to media reports, the Lahore High court was hearing a contempt of court case pertaining to misbehavior of lawyers with Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan of Multan bench.

As soon as the Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah directed the police to arrest Qureshi and his secretary and produce them in court, a group of lawyers became enraged and broke a walk-through gate of the court.

The lawyers, after chanting slogans against LHC Chief Justice, blocked the special entry gate for judges and pelted stones at the building while refusing to accept LHC's non-bailable arrest warrant for Qureshi.

What exacerbated the situation was lawyers attempts to storm the CJ block that was thwarted by police.

Sensing the heat, the authorities also used a water cannon to disperse the protesting lawyers, who also blocked Mall Road, the thoroughfare in front of the court building.

Currently, the police are using tear gas and water cannons to calm down the situation as the lawyers are still on Mall Road protesting against the order of the court.

AGP Expresses Remorse over clashes

Attorney General of Pakistan (AGP) Ashtar Ausaf Ali expressed deep sorrow and remorse at the clashes between lawyers and police outside the LHC.

'Bench and the bar complement each other and have to work in harmony. Consumers of justice depend on them and any rift between them will be perceived by people as a failure of the justice system,' the AGP said in a message to the bar leaders and the lawyers.

'The dignity of both institutions has to be maintained at all costs.' he added.

Sher Zaman Qureshi's misbehaviour with a judge

On July 24, Qureshi and a group of lawyers allegedly misbehaved with Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and obstructed judicial proceedings of his court at the Multan bench. They also vandalized and ransacked the court premises and removed the name plate of the judge.

Expressing displeasure over the lawyers’ behavior, the LHC chief justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah had taken a strong notice of the incident and had constituted a committee to probe the matter.

Haider Ali

The writer is a civil servant.


Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - Dollar, Euro, Pound, Riyal rates on October 3, 2023

KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on October 3, 2023 (Tuesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.6 286.65
Euro EUR 302 305
UK Pound Sterling GBP 351.5 355
U.A.E Dirham AED 79.25 80
Saudi Riyal SAR 75.25 76
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 765.1 773.1
Canadian Dollar CAD 211 213
China Yuan CNY 39.62 40.02
Danish Krone DKK 40.79 41.19
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.74 37.09
Indian Rupee INR 3.46 3.57
Japanese Yen JPY 1.63 1.71
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 930 939
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 61.27 61.87
New Zealand Dollar NZD 172.52 174.52
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.92 27.22
Omani Riyal OMR 748.22 756.22
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 79.03 79.73
Singapore Dollar SGD 206 208
Swedish Korona SEK 26.34 26.64
Swiss Franc CHF 314.22 316.72
Thai Bhat THB 7.87 8.02

Gold Rate in Pakistan Today – October 3, 2023

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

KARACHI - The price of a single tola of 24-karat gold in Pakistan is Rs 202,500 on Tuesday.

The price of 10 grams of 24k gold was recorded at Rs 173,610.

Likewise, 10 grams of 22k gold were being traded for Rs168,730 while a single tola of 22-karat gold was being sold at Rs196,807.

Note: The gold rate in Pakistan is fluctuating according to the international market so the price is never been fixed. The below rates are provided by local gold markets and Sarafa Markets of different cities.

Today Gold Price in Pakistan - 3 October 2023

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Karachi PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Islamabad PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Peshawar PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Quetta PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Sialkot PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Attock PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Gujranwala PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Jehlum PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Multan PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Bahawalpur PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Gujrat PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Nawabshah PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Chakwal PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Hyderabad PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Nowshehra PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Sargodha PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Faisalabad PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395
Mirpur PKR 202,500 PKR 2,395


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