ISLAMABAD: President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Kamran Murtaza on Thursday said legal fraternity has decided to form All Pakistan Lawyers Coordination Committee to assess the current political situation in the Federal Capital.
Talking to media outside Supreme Court, Kamran Murtaza said that the Coordination Committee would consist of Supreme Court Bar Association and High Courts Bar Association members.
He said that the Committee would decide the line of action if any unconstitutional step was taken.
Murtaza said that the Supreme Court had declined to intervene in political matters and lawyers were trying to avert any extra constitutional step.
He said that the campaigns of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek were putting the parliamentary and democratic system in the peril, and no unconstitutional step will be accepted.
He said in case somebody had been meted out injustice, he had two institutions to seek relief. “But problems should not be solved through street agitation,” he added.
To a question, he said now the strategy was to bring the lawyers across the country on one platform. “Whether from Islamabad or from Lahore, at least from a major city, a good message should go that whatever happens, should be in accordance with the green book. Anything beyond the green book would not be acceptable,” he said.
The President SCBA said that all issues should be resolved in a democratic manner and within the ambit of the Constitution of Pakistan.
He was of the view that the lawyers throughout the country had rendered sacrifices to uphold the Constitution and usher in a new era of true and real democracy. “We will no allow anyone to derail democracy at any cost,” he added.
He also urged the political parties to make endeavor to resolve the political crisis without compromising on constitutional and legal norms.
He said that democracy was restored in the country due to the struggle of the lawyers and civil society and they would resist any undemocratic move aimed at derailing the democracy.