In a surprise move, the Punjab government has sacked 30 law officers linked to PML-Q and PTI parties. Moreover, the Punjab government hired 29 law officers from PML-N in their place, the media reported.
According to details, among those sacked include eight additional advocate generals and 22 assistant advocate generals. The Law Secretary has notified new law officers and de-notified PTI and PML-Q law officers.
The notification was forwarded to the Punjab Law Secretary, the Principal Secretary to the Governor, the Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister, the Punjab Advocate General, the Secretary Finance, and other concerned officers.
Currently, the PML-N-led government is charged against PTI and is making major changes.
PTI has the legal community’s support
Following his ouster, Imran Khan has gained the sympathies of the public. Various segments of the Pakistani society have expressed support for the former Prime Minister, including the legal community.
Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (SCBAP) urged the PML-N government to refrain from taking part in any activities that would violate the constitutional rights of any political party.
“Right to protest and participate in any political activity is a fundamental right of every citizen of Pakistan and the government must not hinder the activities of any political party or stop any of them from exercising their fundamental right,” the SCBAP said in a press release.
The growing support for @ImranKhanPTI in the legal community is showing results. Supreme Court Bar Association issues statement demanding that Govt refrain from hindering activities of any political party and to stop illegal raids on residences of political workers and citizens. pic.twitter.com/iwqbxoUOCa
— Taimur Malik (@taimur_malik) May 24, 2022
Moreover, after meeting PTI Chairman Imran Khan, a large group of lawyers from Faisalabad formally announced their joining of the party. Punjab Bar Council (PBC) member from Faisalabad, Imtiaz Lona, District Bar Association President Bilal Saeed Basra, and Faisalabad Bar Association former secretary Azhar Hanif Khan were also part of the delegation.
The members of the delegation strongly condemned the overthrow of a democratically-elected government through “external conspiracies” and pledged full support to the PTI chief on the quest for “real freedom”. They also announced participation in the long march to Islamabad.