Asma Jehangir: free polls impossible without free judiciary

Daily Times – Asma says free polls impossible without free judiciary

LAHORE: Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) chairwoman Asma Jehangir said on Thursday transparent and free elections were impossible without the restoration of the deposed judges. Speaking at a seminar on Bool Ke Lab Azaad Hain Teray at a local hotel, she said the restoration of the judiciary to its pre-November 3 status was a must. She urged the society to participate in the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of the judiciary and the rule of law. Asma ensured the lawyers of HRCP/her cooperation in their ongoing movement. Lawyer Hamid Khan, Supreme Court Bar Association secretary Amin Javed, Lahore Bar Association president Sayed Muhammad Shah, Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) former secretary (Finance) Rabbiya Bajwa, Pakistan Bar Council member Kazim Khan and former LHCBA secretary Shahid Mahmood Bhatti were among the speakers. Hamid paid a tribute to Ali Ahmed Kurd, Munir A Malik and Aitzaz Ahsan for leading the lawyers through their movement for the restoration of the judiciary.

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