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Lahore’s Mall Road blocked as lawyers call for the formation of district benches

November 7, 2018
Lawyers from Sargodha, Faisalabad and Gujranwala staged a protest

Lawyers from Sargodha, Gujranwala and Faisalabad have converged in Lahore to stage a rally against the Lahore High Court for not forming district benches.

Beginning their protest at the Lahore High Court building on Mall Road, the lawyers then marched to the Punjab Assembly and staged a protest there.

Mall Road was cordoned off for their protest and traffic was severely affected.

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They say that the high court should form district benches because it would be better for the bar as well as the people.

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