By Naveed Siddiqui: Daily Times, September 1, 2007
ISLAMABAD: The lawyers’ community has decided to block President General Pervez Musharraf’s re-election from the current assemblies, and has called a joint meeting of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) on Sunday to chalk out a strategy in this regard.
Sources told Daily Times that the lawyers’ community has, in principle, agreed to court arrests as part of their campaign against President Musharraf’s bid for re-election. “SCBA President Munir A Malik, Justice (r) Tariq Mahmood, Ali Ahmed Kurd, and Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan—if he leaves the Pakistan People’s Party, which he will if a deal between Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto goes through—will lead lawyers in pressing for court arrests,” the sources said.
However, sources said there were still differences among the lawyers, with some suggesting they should not resort to court arrests in the first ph…