Lahore High Court Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Tuesday dismissed a petition filed by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) vice-president, challenging the suspension of license of three female lawyers, including the petitioner, by the Punjab Bar Council (PbBC).
SCBA VP Irmana Perveen Baloch and respondent PbBC Vice-Chairman Ghulam Abbas Nissoana appeared before the chief justice in his chambers along with their counsel.
During the meeting, both sides displayed patience and nobility to safeguard the dignity of the institution, PbBC. Ms Imrana expressed her regrets over happening of the unpleasant incident in the office of Rana Muhammad Asif Saeed, chairman executive committee. “Both sides have reconciled in a spirit of good faith and good will. Very soon the learned advocates, appearing along with the petitioner, shall attend a session of the PbBC to restate their sentiments before its members in the session.
Likewise the respondent No 2 (chairman executive committee Rana Asif) shall receive in his chamber the petitioner (Imrana Baloch) to demonstrate good faith and good will between both the persons who are senior office-bearers of their respective Bar organisations,” the CJ observed in his order.
After mediation between both the parties, the chief justice dismissed the petition.
In her petition, Imrana had challenged the bar council order, suspending the licenses of three female lawyers, including advocate Humera Bashir Chaudhry and Shakeela Rana besides herself.