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Pak lawyers step up protests

Islamabad, Feb. 18 (PTI): Stepping up their agitation against the constitutional amendments brought in by President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s influential Bar Council has asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan Supreme Court to leave office after his scheduled retirement next month.

The lawyers’ organisations, which met here yesterday under the aegis of the Pakistan Bar Council, has decided to observe March 8 as a black day to protest against introduction of amendments to the constitution which were promulgated by Musharraf before last year’s general elections.

The meeting also demanded that superior court judges not accept an offer of extension after retirement.

Describing it as a “dubious gift” to win support of the judiciary, the meeting urged the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Sheikh Riaz Ahmad, to retire next month and not accept the three-year extension, Pakistan Bar Council vice-chairman Mian Abbas Ahmad said.

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