Asma Jehangir’s take on prevailing political crises


Pakistan’s renowned Human rights activist and former president of Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA)Asma Jahangir asserted on Tuesday  that lawyers will not support any decision which is against the rule of law and democracy.

At a press conference in Karachi Press Club, she said future generations will not forgive us if democracy was derailed in the country, adding it is about time that we should start resisting undemocratic decisions.

Jahangir said the lawyers’ community will announce their strategy after going through written order of the Supreme Court for arresting Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf and other accused in the rental power projects case.

President Sindh High Court Bar Association Mustafa Lakhani said an all parties’ conference was called to discuss the long march of Dr Tahirul Qadri a few days back in Lahore in which the participants, including lawyers, rejected it.

Other prominent figures of her circle added the Karachi bar has given many sacrifices in this regard.