LAHORE – A delegation of lawyers, led by Insaf Lawyers Forum (ILF) president Umair Niazi, called on Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar at the CM’s Secretariat on Sunday to discuss with him different matters relating to the legal community.
Punjab Advocate General Ahmad Owais was present on the occasion. During the meeting, the chief minister said that he himself was a lawyer and well aware of their problems. He claimed that the current government had taken effective measures to solve the problems of the legal community.
“The ILF has played a due role in providing speedy justice to the people. The efforts and services of lawyers for upholding the democratic norms and supremacy of law in the country are commendable,” he said.
The CM stated that the Punjab government had allocated a substantial amount of Rs25 crore for the Tahsil, District, Divisional and High Court Bar Associations. “The grant-in-aid cheques have been given away to the associations recently,” he added.
“Despite difficult circumstances, the government has provided financial assistance to the lawyers’ community affected by coronavirus,” he claimed.
Usman Buzdar says a special package for lawyers will be announced in ILF’s grand convention
He also criticised the past governments for completely neglecting the problems of the lawyers’ community, saying that a grand convention of the ILF would be convened soon in Lahore where a special package for the lawyers’ community would be announced besides distribution of health cards among them.
Usman Buzdar further revealed that the government would soon give good news to the legal community regarding a permanent solution to the housing problems. “There is a program to set up a state-of-the-art tower in Lahore for the lawyers’ community,” he said. He also assured the delegation of continuously holding meetings with the lawyers and taking steps for the welfare of the legal community.
Usman Buzdar termed himself a representative of lawyers in the CM’s office, stating that “merit and justice” was the hallmark of the current government. He said police and administration had been purged free from political pressure, adding that opponents were subjected to political revenge in the past. “But our government has curbed the culture of political victimisation,” he maintained.
ILF office-bearers thanked the chief minister for the government’s initiatives to address the problems of the legal community and for holding a grand convention in future. They also expressed complete confidence in the leadership of the chief minister and his team.