LAHORE - The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard various petitions regarding a court order directing the publication of a judicial commission's Report on 2014 model town case .
A full bench of the court, headed by Abid Aziz Shaikh, is hearing the applications, which include an intra-court appeal filed by the provincial government against the release of the report.
During the hearing of the intra-court appeal, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)'s counsels, Ali Zaffar and Azhar Siddique, raised objections to the appointment of Khawaja Haris as the counsel for the Punjab government. They argued that Haris was a private counsel and was therefore not eligible to present arguments on behalf of the government, as the apex court had already barred private counsels from representing the government in courts.
"How can the Advocate General's office hire a private counsel in this scenario," they asked, remarking that the AG's office should tell the court in writing that "not a single lawyer in its office is capable to represent the government in court."