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Mall Road turns into battlefield as lawyers go on rampage in LHC

LAHORE, AUG 21 (DNA) – Lawyers on Monday created a ruckus in Lahore High Court (LHC) after a larger bench ordered arrest of president Multan bench Sher Zaman Qureshi and secretary Qaisar Abbas.

The lawyers in an attempt to enter LHC Chief Justice’s chamber broke the main entrance gate for him and smashed the walk through gate. However; their bid was thwarted by the policemen who forced them out of the court premises while using water cannons and tear gas.

The lawyers also brutally tortured a policeman deployed on duty. Later, they made their way towards Mall Road and blocked the road for traffic in protest.

The main thorughfare became a battlefield as the lawyers pelted stones on the police personnel. On the other hand, police used water cannons and tear gas to dipserse the protesters.

A larger bench of LHC conducted hearing of the case pertaining to the misbehaviour of lawyers with the Multan bench judges.

The larger bench while suspending the licenses of president Multan bench Sher Zaman Qureshi and secretary Qaisar Abbas, issued non-bailable arrest warrants of both the lawyers.

The bench directed RPO Multan to present the lawyers before the court tomorrow. The judges declared that the lawyers cannot carry their duty in any of Punjab courts.

Prior to the hearing, heavy contingent of police and Rangers was deployed in the premises of LHC.

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