ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial has termed the killing of veteran lawyer, politician and former president of SCBA Abdul Latif Afridi a giant loss.
The chief justice expressed these remarks throughout listening to of a case within the Supreme Court docket. CJP Bandial mentioned that slain Afridi was a towering character. He inquired of lawyer Iftikhar Gilani whether or not Afridi belonged to Kohat. The lawyer replied that he hailed from the Frontier Area.
The chief justice of Pakistan went on to say that he was unhappy when he heard that Mr Afridi was killed within the bar room. “It’s a really tragic incident,’ the CJP added.
In the meantime, the Pakistan Bar Council has given a national strike name for Wednesday (right now) to sentence the grotesque homicide of the veteran lawyer and former president of Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation.
The protest name was given by PBC Vice Chairman Hafizur Rehman and different officers.
The Punjab Bar Council and Lahore Excessive Court docket Bar have additionally determined to not seem in courts to register their protest in opposition to the killing.
The bars demanded the authorities to provide exemplary punishment to the assassin.
Mr Afridi remained on the forefront of the wrestle for the rights of the neighborhood and performed a key position within the attorneys’ motion in 2007. He had additionally remained the vice chairman and a member of the Pakistan Bar Council.
He was killed throughout firing contained in the Peshawar Excessive Court docket (PHC) bar room on Monday by a colleague who shot him six instances whereas wearing full judicial robes, in response to police and a witness.
Mr Afridi was lounging with co-workers in a break room at Peshawar Excessive Court docket when he was killed in an obvious grudge assault.
“The killer, a junior lawyer who was carrying his robe, opened hearth at shut vary after which handed himself over to the police,” Ijaz Khan, a senior police official in Peshawar, mentioned.
The gunman who claimed that he had a feud with Afridi fired six photographs at 79-year-old lawyer’s chest from lower than a foot away.
The Namaz-i-Janaza of Latif Afridi was provided at Hayatabad in Peshawar on Tuesday. A lot of individuals together with essential personalities attended the funeral prayers.