ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial has termed the killing of veteran barrister and former president of Supreme Court docket Bar Affiliation (SCBA) Abdul Latif Afridi “a giant loss” for Pakistan.
The chief justice expressed these remarks throughout the listening to of a case within the Supreme Court docket. Bandial stated that Afridi was a towering persona. 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 choose added.
In the meantime, the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) has given a national strike name for Wednesday to sentence the grotesque homicide. The PBC and Lahore Excessive Court docket Bar Affiliation (LHCBA) have additionally determined to not seem in court docket to register their protest.
The bars demanded the authorities give exemplary punishment to the assassin.
Afridi remained on the forefront of the battle for the rights of the neighborhood and performed a key position within the legal professionals’ 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 bar room of Peshawar Excessive Court docket (PHC) on Monday by a colleague who shot him six instances whereas wearing full judicial robes, in keeping with police and a witness.
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, stated.
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.
His funeral was provided at Hayatabad in Peshawar on Tuesday. Numerous individuals attended the prayer.