Breaking News! Protesting Lawyers Meet Physical Resistance By Police.

Credible sources Confirm that a protest rally of lawyers at the city court and on M.A. Jinnah Road have been beaten, tear-gassed and even fired upon by the police and law-enforcement agencies.

As many as 9 lawyers have been reportedly arrested and at least three lawyers have been seriously injured and are taken to Civil Hospital including a female lawyer who has received a bullet wound.

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25 Comments so far

  1. FRIEND OF HUMANITY (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 3:39 pm

    I would praise the police for this wonderful act , Iftikhar chaudry and his followers deserves this , can the followers of iftikhar chaudry tell me that if he is so much worried about the law than why in the first place he took oath under PCO in 2002.

  2. MB (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 3:44 pm

    MUSH bhai, ir order to save his remaining a** is blackmailing Zardari with corruption cases and using American influence (BB report) to have him forced to be in MUSH team and forget the Judges issue.

    There had been a meeting between zardari and american representative in which MUSH guy was also present ( later on refused by PPP but we all know why they refuse).

    Here is the deal, the establishment is trying its best to help MUSH. America as we know is least interested in DEMOCRACY, its only interested in a puppet guy, a role MUSH playe well and they have aksed zardari to join MUSH.

    Well well well
    The people of pakistan had only two options in this election (1) PRO MUSH (2) anti MUSH and with more then 2/3 saying we wanna kick on MUSH ass i am afraid the men in PPP leadership afraid of their corruption charges will join in MUSH and will show the nation their ass.

    If PPP leadership is so clean why they are afraid of accepting PMLN demand and form a gov. of concensus.

  3. MB (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 3:49 pm

    @friend Of humanity

    Your questino is illogical. YES they should not have taken oath under PCO then as well but if they have taken a stand now, its simply a chance to set a trend.

    Your premise is, if person A was aquited by a court on any ground & the same guy is arrested for another crime B then because he was freed earlier, he should not be taken to task now.

    Since when one mistake in past bans you from taking a good step later on?

  4. bhai (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 4:02 pm

    "tu nilklaa guddi lay k………"
    MB b akhshay ki tarha gaari lay k nikla tha and all the karachi wala shud park the truck in the same hole.
    isko siwae MQM against kuch nazar nai ata lagta ha k baaqi sub ka contribution tha guddi k bahar aanay ma

  5. Jameel (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 4:04 pm

    Pakistani lawyers are jokes man !! they need good kick in the backside to send them back to courts !!!

  6. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 4:29 pm

    I think Jameel wanted to say following:

    Pakistani Army are jokes man !! they need good kick in the backside to send them back to army barracks!!!


  7. AH (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 4:51 pm

    What was the protest about?

  8. zee (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    I personally know a couple of lawyers who were hard-core Musharraf supporters a couple of months ago and were cursing these lawyers for not letting them earn bread and butter. Soon after that, they turned against Musharraf and have no problem what so ever feeding their families. Money is being poured in and given to these jokers thanks to Nawaz Shareef who actually invested millions of dollars to bribe these lawyers who even though claim to stand for the law but in actual fact, they break down public property, beat political leaders and have NEVER come out on the streets for the right of a common man. MB, Stop trying to poison everyone here with your bitter thoughts and opinions. You are free to keep your family infected with your ugly and depressive thoughts but spare the people of Karachi from your filthy approach.

  9. OMG (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    I never thought the day would come….but it has ….and I cannot believe I am going to utter these words…..but I am……………………………GOD BLESS THE TULLAHS FOR SHOWING THE ^&*HOLE LAWYERS WHAT THEY REALLY DESERVE…..There is justice in this country after all :))

  10. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 10:40 pm

    GOD Bless policeman, finally they have their own field day. These KALA Coat BSc, BA, B.Ed, LLB, MCP, BDS, FRCP, HDA, DHMS, BCDA, CDGK etc etc, all variations of A to Z on a board outside lawyers chamber, pimping for judges during day n pimping for area SHO after sunset, GOT what shall be ON & OFF their crazy A SS ES. to ensure thay they know no one is ABOVE the LAW.

    Adogate Majeed Mallah – FRCP – LLB specialist Labor Law –
    Guess what is this.

    Frere Road Chowk Pind Dadan Khan –
    LLB specialist Labor Law

  11. rude awakening (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 12:44 am

    Everyone need a good kick in the ass including politicians.

    Kam ek penny ka nai. Har doosray roz protest.

  12. Ali K (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:17 am

    @OMG..hahah, nice!

    @MB , you’re totally wrong, first, the quality of your messages has further decreased, now even basic english is becoming hard for you.

    Also, as you said "Your premise is, if person A was aquited by a court on any ground & the same guy is arrested for another crime B then because he was freed earlier, he should not be taken to task now."

    Thats not at all what "friend of humanity" was saying. He was saying, if person A does something wrong, then he no longer has the right to complain when others do the same thing.

    These lawyers are a joke….seriously!

    btw MB…you forgot to somehow link all this to MQM. I’m sure you can still find a way =)

  13. ash (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:29 am

    Pakistan is the only country where when lawyers get beaten up by the police most people are on the side on the lawyers, i happen to appreciate Musharraf and the MQM for the good things they have done but its ridiculous to not appreciate our very very brave lawyers and journalists for their brave stand…they are inspiring and noone in their right mind should want to see violence being done against them. As much as the PPP and PML might be full of jokers and crooks the hope is that a free judiciary would stand against them too, and thats imperative for our developing, far from perfect society.

  14. xia (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 7:34 am

    where were these protesters on Dec 27-29 when karachi was burning? I say hang them all for disturbing peace.

  15. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:47 am

    IF AT ALL Judges come back to power, would they be able to stay UNBIASED. After all it is political parties who have funded their restoration campaign.

    Think… !

    Like NS Said he will release DR. AQ KHAN SAHEB. – Would he be able to provide HIM safety & security from those who have put him on ‘MOST WANTED’ list like KIM IL SANG of Korea.

    NS is considered RADICAL by our 3 neighbors, as well as the Kalwee, and the people Pentagon.

  16. Red aRRow (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    Good work by police. These leech lawyers need more beatings as they have interrupted our economic progress with their stupid protests.

  17. MB (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:48 am

    Your argument is so idiotic, so basically you are saying where was Pakistan hockey team when we were loosing the cricket world cup final?

    Lawyers duty is to uphold law & to struggle for law & related issues. Since when their role become maintaining law n order on street?

    People are so naive when they argue!!

  18. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 11:55 am

    Shamsi you could be the best candidate in Pakistani politics. I mean you all qualities of being a "Lota".

  19. Barrister Ali K.Chishti (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 12:39 pm

    I don’t know why ‘my community’ – ‘lawyers’ are protesting now? for what , motives, designs, goals? some of us say that ‘the judges, which took oath under the PCO – should resign!’ , some of them demands, ‘ that the ex-chief justice should be brought back’ and some are protesting for the sake of protesting.

    Lets see who’s protesting for what reasons. The SHBA’s President ( a close family friend too ) Justice (r) Rasheed Rizwi ( justice once who resigned when he was offered to take oath under PCO in 1999) has long been ‘part’ of PPPP – while most the lawyers which are protesting is what I call ‘phata-lawyers’ workless ones….

    On the whole, I believe that there’s no point of making a fuss out of things now. Whats the use?

  20. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

    @ADNAN I’d choose to be Imam of some masjid then being a politician.

    ADAN for Prime minister – 1 vote — mine for adnan as PM –

  21. zee (unregistered) on February 24th, 2008 @ 3:55 pm

    So basically Adnan Siddiqi is a local Metro Blog moron who’d go and spread his filth even across Karachi’s limits. Check this out

    Adnan Siddiqi is busy with anti-mush propoganda and even argues with Islamabad’s locals who are actually supporting Mush. Duh, talk about being dumb ass!

  22. MB (unregistered) on February 24th, 2008 @ 7:51 pm


    Thankfully history and reality has always given us support whenever we accused MUSH of his wrong doings but people like you who are blind by vision here is a link. . .

    I am keen to know your answer on it

  23. xia (unregistered) on February 24th, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

    Better idiotic than ignorant. Basically, these corrupt lawyers have gotten a boost from pro Nawaz groups financially. If they were interested in any law and order (like someone mentioned in their kind comments), they would have come out and protested about the situation, mourn the dead and help maintain the stability in the country.
    Wait until pro-Nawaz/BB people take over in government. We will again see Operation Cleanups, Extra Judicial Killings, Naseerullah Baber and Co., Destroy Karachi, etc etc. Karachi property and industrial value will go to drain.
    This is all about Karachi jawan. No one, in last 20 years, has supported Karachi like Musharraf. I urge you all to do research on this topic and write about it without political bias.

  24. MB (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 12:23 pm

    Naseerullah BABAR was indeed involved in killing innocents but one should thank him for cleaning up some filth too

    collateral damage ?

  25. bluemax (unregistered) on February 25th, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

    "Naseerullah BABAR was indeed involved in killing innocents but one should thank him for cleaning up some filth too". So in that case one should thank Mush too for cleaning up some filth up north !!!

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