Judicial proceedings suspended across Sindh in protest against blasphemous sketches
KARACHI: Judicial matters across the province have been suspended on the appeal of the Sindh High Court Bar on the issue of publication of blasphemous sketches.
Following the appeal of the Sindh High Court Bar, the hearing of all cases in the High Court has been suspended and all the boards have been discharged, while judicial matters in the City Court and other lower courts have also been suspended.
On the other hand, court proceedings were boycotted in Hyderabad on the appeal of Sindh Bar Council on the issue of publication of blasphemous sketches.
Hearing of cases in High Court Bench, Circuit Bench and lower courts has been adjourned while lawyers in Thatta and Nawabshah have also gone on strike.
Lawyers did not appear in court due to the strike, which led to the adjournment of cases.
It is believed that after the publication of government-sponsored blasphemous sketches in France and then the statement of French President Emmanuel Macron in its favor, a series of protests against France has started and a campaign to boycott French goods is underway in Muslim countries.
Pakistan has also strongly condemned the French move and a resolution condemning it has been passed by the parliament while Pakistan had summoned the French ambassador and recorded the protest.