Asma Jahangir’s lecture: SCBA says it does not agree with any speaker ‘s point of view – Pakistan

Published on 23 November 2021 5:16 p.m.

The SCBA has said it strongly rejects claims by some to promote any program

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – The Pakistan Supreme Court Bar Association said on Tuesday that it believes law enforcement is the cornerstone of any democracy and conference speakers have been invited to give their point view, but the SCBA did not agree with the views of any of the speakers. seen.

The statement released by SCBA said it was especially indebted to the higher judiciary, the President of the Supreme Court, the chief justices of the high courts of Lahore and Islamabad and other honorable judges who honored the opportunity and enriched our conference with their presence and ideas.

The SCBA has said it strongly rejects claims by some of promoting an agenda other than that of a progressive and democratic Pakistan.

“No one was invited or had the opportunity to speak at the conference in violation of any law. The Pakistan Electronic Media Authority (PEMRA) has banned certain categories of people from being broadcast on television; no such ban is imposed on such persons addressing public gatherings in general. “

The association further stated that freedom of expression is crucial for democratic progress and this requires giving space and listening to critical voices and voices with which we disagree.

“The SCBA has attempted to bridge the growing polarization in society by getting key players in the justice system, lawyers, human rights activists, journalists, the government and the opposition to talk and listen to each other.

The SCBA further stated that the rule of law, due process and constitutionalism present the only way forward for our country and that it wishes to play a constructive role in this journey while maintaining neutrality.

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