Lawyers attempted to break a security cordon and enter a courtroom Chief Justice courtroom at the Lahore High Court (LHC).
LHC Chief Justice Mansoor Ali Shah is heading a full bench hearing against the head of the bar association of LHC Multan bench, Sher Zaman Qureshi.
The LHC chief justice directed the police to arrest Qureshi and his secretary and produce them in court today after they failed to appear despite repeated summons in the contempt of court case.
On July 24, Qureshi and another lawyers, allegedly misbehaved with Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan and obstructed judicial proceedings of his court at the Multan bench.
The bench also ordered the suspension of the lawyers’ licences. The chief justice observed during the hearing that the sanctity of the court is supreme and there will be no compromise on it.
As a result, lawyers loyal to Qureshi attempted to break into the chief justice’s courtroom and broke down a gate leading to it. The lawyers were also chanting slogans against the LHC chief justice.
At present, police and Rangers have cordoned off the entrance to the courtroom and a tussle between the two sides is under way.
Authorities are using tear gas and water cannon to disperse the protesting lawyers while members of the legal fraternity are pelting stones at the LHC building and police personnel protecting it.