Police baton charge on political workers, lawyers.

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CJ arrives in Lahore: police baton charge on political workers, lawyers

LAHORE: Deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry arriving here on Saturday was received by lawyers leaders and workers of political parties in a great number while scuffles between lawyers and political workers and baton charging by police officials were also reported.

The Deposed Chief Justice arrived in the provincial capital through flight no PK-672 while the Punjab Government was given official protocol to the deposed Chief Justice. The workers of PML-N, Jamaat-e-Islami, Tehreek-e-Insaf and workers of Civil Society were gathered at the airport.

Former President Supreme Court Bar Association Aitzaz Ahsan, President SCBA Ali Ahmed Kurd, deposed Judge Justice Khalid-ur-Rehman Ramday and Justice (retd) Tariq Mehmood and other lawyers leaders received the deposed CJ.

Deposed CJ was brought to High Court in a Bullet Proof Vehicle and the Elite Force, Bomb Disposal Squad and Fire Brigade vehicles also accompanied the caravan of deposed Chief Justice.

After arriving at the Airport, the deposed Chief Justice discussed matters pertaining to his address to the convention.

The police placed obstacles but the political workers succeeded to reach lodge by crossing all these obstacles and scuffles between lawyers fraternity and political workers were observed.

The lawyers and workers of the political parties were chanting slogans in the favour of deposed Chief Justice and PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif and dancing on drum beats. The arrival of President SCBA Ali Ahmed Kurd at the Airport energized lawyers’ community.

Meanwhile, several lawyers and political workers who were chanting slogans against the Federal Government sustained minor injuries when Airport Security Force (ASF) started indiscriminate baton charging. Four lawyers faced head injuries due to baton charging by officials of ASF while flags of PML-N and other political parties were torn down.

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