ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): The Islamabad High Court (IHC)
announced on Tuesday that it was working despite the strike called by
the lawyers’ body following the registration of cases against the
lawyers who stormed the high court a day earlier.
An IHC spokesperson said that the cause list of Tuesday’s cases was
cancelled after different lawyers bodies went on strike. He clarified that
now the high court and all the district courts are functional.
The spokesperson said that the cause list was cancelled so people do
not face any difficult situation. He added that all the judges, including
IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah, are present in their chambers. “IHC
and district courts are no longer closed,” said the spokesperson.
The cause list for cases scheduled for Tuesday was suspended on the
orders of the IHC CJ Athar Minallah following the strike called by the
The strike was called after police registered cases against lawyers
following the attack on the court and chambers of the IHC CJ by the
lawyers on Monday.
Police register FIR against lawyers who stormed IHC late Monday
night, Police registered cases against the lawyers who had stormed the
premises of the IHC and vandalised it, forcing IHC Chief Justice Athar
Minallah to confine himself to his room.
The IHC, in a statement, said that cases have been registered against
the lawyers who stormed the high court and inflicted damage at the
premises of the IHC.
Police have been raiding different parts of the city to arrest the
lawyers who were involved in the violent protest.
Twenty-one lawyers have already been booked by police for being
involved in the protest and separate contempt of court proceedings will
be initiated against those found guilty of the offence, the high court
had said on Monday.
The IHC stated that it had sent a reference to the Islamabad Bar
Council to suspend the licenses of the lawyers who were involved in
Meanwhile the Islamabad High Court has issued contempt of court
show cause notices to 17 lawyers involved in Monday’s attack and
vandalism of IHC building.
On Monday, a case was registered against lawyers who stormed the
Islamabad High Court (IHC) following demolition of illegal chambers in
District Court. Police conducted raids to arrest the lawyers named in
A spokesman for the Islamabad High Court (IHC) said in a statement
that the case was registered against the lawyers involved in the
The FIR was launched against 300 lawyers who stormed the Islamabad
High Court (IHC) building, however, 22 lawyers were named in the FIR
under terrorism provisions.
A statement issued by the spokesperson of the Islamabad High Court
said that some lawyers attacked the Chief Justice’s block and
vandalized it. Contempt of court proceedings have been initiated
against the lawyers nominated in the case.
He said that a reference has been sent to the Islamabad Bar Council to
suspend the licenses of the lawyers involved in the attack on the High