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ILF perturbed over law officers’ appointment

ILF perturbed over law officers’ appointment

PESHAWAR: Differences have cropped up between the members of Insaf Lawyers Forum (ILF), a sister organisation of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, and the provincial government over the appointment of law officers. ILF has warned to observe a sit-in outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly to demand appointment of law officers and advisers from the party’s lawyers wing.

Talking to media persons here on Thursday, ILF provincial president Qazi Mohammad Anwar advocate said that the differences had cropped up over the appointment of law officers from other political parties and this decision was not acceptable to the party’s lawyers wing.

He said that after coming into power Chief Minister Pervez Khattak had assured the ILF offi ce-bearers that the appointment of law offi cers would be done in consultation with them, but he did not keep his words.

“The chief minister had assured the lawyers’ wing that the law officers in the offi ce of advocate general will be appointed after discussion with ILF, but he failed to keep his commitment,” he lamented.

Accompanied by other offi ce-bearers, including senior vice-president Saadullah Khan advocate and general secretary Robeena Naaz, Qazi Anwar said that the lawyers belonging to other political parties had been appointed, which caused a serious unrest among the ILF members.

He said that they had also requested party chairman Imran Khan to seek his cooperation for a meeting with the chief minister, but despite that he (CM) ignored them. He said that the lawyers’ wing had planned to convene a provincial lawyers’ convention to devise a strategy for acceptance of their demand regarding appointments on merit.

Qazi Anwar said that it was duty of the party leadership to ensure appointment of the ILF members as advisers and law officers in the office of advocate general. He said that ILF had now decided to observe a sit-in if the party did not accept their demand.

He claimed that the lawyers had faced difficulties for the party’s future and they should not be ignored.

He said that people had attached great expectations with the policy of change and if the provincial government failed to implement the policy it would cause a serious unrest among its lawyers.

Published in Dawn, May 8th, 2015

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