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Sindh government announces shuttle service for lawyers

By Our Correspondent
May 19, 2024
This representational image shows interior of a shuttle bus. — Pexels/File
This representational image shows interior of a shuttle bus. — Pexels/File 

The Sindh government has announced introducing a shuttle service for lawyers to make it more convenient for them to commute between the Malir Courts and the City Courts.

A delegation of the Karachi Bar Association (KBA) called on Sindh Senior Minister for Transport & Mass Transit, Excise & Taxation, Narcotics Control and Information Sharjeel Inam Memon on Saturday.

The KBA’s General Secretary Ikhtiar Ali Channa, Raj Ali Wahid, Abdul Qadir Soomro and Abdul Faheem Memon attended the meeting, which discussed various problems faced by lawyers. The KBA leaders also apprised Memon of other challenges faced by lawyers, including transportation.

The minister announced that the provincial government would provide travel facilities to lawyers. He said that a shuttle service would be started between Kabootar Chowk and the City Courts to ease the travel problems of lawyers, making it easier for them to travel between the Malir Courts and the City Courts.

He also said that the KBA’s services in promoting democracy and the rule of law are invaluable, and can never be forgotten. He added that the Pakistan Peoples Party’s (PPP) initiatives for lawyers are in line with the visionary leadership of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto.

He said Zulfikar Ali Bhutto believed in the important role of lawyers in protecting democratic principles and ensuring justice for all. Bhutto’s policies upheld the rights of the underprivileged and the independence of the judiciary, he added. He also said Benazir Bhutto introduced several reforms to strengthen the judiciary and support the legal profession. The PPP’s provincial government is following the policies of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto, and will take all possible steps to solve lawyers’ problems, he added.