The Fight For Justice Continues In Pakistan

The establishment of the Bar Association in Pakistan and the emergence of the Lawyer movement in Pakistan are both significant events. The former is a product of an atmosphere that has erupted between the government and the Bar. While the Bar Association has always been a reflection of the rule of law and an independent board, its creation and elevation to a supervisory body with powers to regulate the lawyers was a paradigm shift. The Bar association was an apologist for the removal of the government. Today, it has emerged as a strong defender of the government and a vocal critic of the process that led to its removal.

The reasons for the creation of the Lawyer Movement in Pakistan and its subsequent growth are not difficult to decipher. At a primary level, it is the idea that Pakistan’s government does not have full confidence over the appointing of judges and that they are corrupt. This allegation has been widely and repeatedly promoted by various opposition parties, including the ruling parties. Similarly, the creation of the Bar Association has a similar motivation. There are numerous instances throughout Pakistan where lawyers have been arbitrarily dismissed from their jobs for reasons that the lawyers find to be illegitimate. These cases have led to mass demonstrations by lawyers in different cities of Pakistan.

To date, there is no legal impediment to freedom of speech and expression in Pakistan, but this does not mean that everyone is free to express themselves. For instance, while it is theoretically possible for anyone to speak out on any matter of public interest, it is practically impossible for a person to talk about the affairs of a government without having some kind of professional connection. This is the reason why there is no free press in Pakistan. It is only in the context of certain legal matters that a person can speak freely and be criticized for doing so.

Secondly, the lawyer movement in Pakistan is also motivated by an interest in putting pressure on the government of Pakistan to undertake urgent reforms that will benefit ordinary citizens as well as professionals. The bar association, for instance, has been instrumental in ensuring that justice is delivered to criminals, and that crimes are appropriately punished. However, many lawyers feel that this only serves to highlight the fact that corruption is widespread in the country and the state does not have the will or ability to tackle corruption. In addition, such lawyers argue that this does not go any way towards addressing the core problem of poverty and disparity in wealth distribution in the country.

At present, there are lawyers who take a humanitarian stance when it comes to fighting for rights of the people. For instance, there are lawyers who work on social, political, and religious matters. They make it a point to ensure that people are provided with adequate representation and that they have a voice in every sphere of public life. While it is true that some lawyers have a purely utilitarian approach to their profession, others have more of an interest in providing an ameliorative service to people. In other words, there are lawyers who see their role as promoting the welfare of the deprived and disadvantaged sections of society.

The lawyer movement in Pakistan, therefore, has had an impact on the government as well. There is a clear indication of the fact that the people behind the opposition parties are not interested in providing services that benefit the people in general. Rather, they are interested in highlighting the problems of the poor and the vulnerable. These people form a very important section of the population in Pakistan and the government needs to focus on ensuring that these groups are properly represented.

In spite of the fact that the lawyer’s group has played a significant role in terms of providing people with justice, the opposition is determined to keep fighting for greater rights. There is no doubt that the present scenario is not satisfactory for all sections of the society. Yet, it is possible to say that the situation is improving. There are numerous instances in which the legal system of Pakistan is successfully handling various civil cases and is delivering verdicts against those guilty of committing heinous crimes.

All this points to one fact the situation is turning positive for the people as well as the country. Yet, the question that comes to the mind of any lawyer working for the opposition is can the situation get any better? Is the government determined to bring the lawyers working for the opposition to justice? It is obvious that this would not be the case as the ruling party has already shown its readiness to compromise on some fundamental rights of the people.

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