Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Parliament House, Red Zone sealed as lawyers’ protest intensifies

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ISLAMABAD: As lawyers protested the alleged mishandling of the F-8 court attack incident on Islamabad’s Constitution Avenue, police closed gates of the Parliament House and sealed entry and exit routes to the city’s Red Zone, media reported on Monday.

The protesting lawyers demanded that cases should be registered against Islamabad IG and SSP for the alleged mishandling. They also claimed that compensation money paid to families of the victims was not enough.

The protesters claimed that police statements about the number of assailants were misleading, and objected to Interior Minister’s statement about Judge Rafaqat Awan being killed by his own guard.

The demonstrators include the F-8 court lawyers and other from the Rawalpindi Bar Council.

Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Tariq Fazal Chaudhry along with Deputy Commissioner (DC) Islamabad met with the protesters to address their concerns.d.getElementsByTagName(‘head’)[0].appendChild(s);