This evening in yet another embarrassing move, a rowdy crowd physically assaulted Ex-Minister Sher afghan in Lahore. Though the blame is being placed on the Lawyers (MQM desperately wants to pin the blame on Lawyers and Civil Society) but it is apparent that the rowdy crowd dressed in plains clothes (not lawyers) thrashed Sher Afghan.
I fully condemn this incident and would at the same time to send strong words to the media spin-masters of PPP and MQM to not twist the blame around. A desperate attempt is being made to accuse the lawyers and civil society for this incident but if you have a look at the video the attach was initiated by a man dressed in plain brown shalwar kameez while throughout the approach to the waiting ambulance we witnessed people dressed in plain clothes attacking Sher afghan while lawyers tried desperately to prevent the attack. While Sherry Rehman the Minister of Information has initiated an inquiry. Little good will that do when the culprits belong within the ruling party, a prime example is yesterdays incident when Arbab Ghulam Rahim was beaten amongst a crowd of Jiya Bhutto chanting crowd and the spin masters have orchestrated the accused as being a hired servant of Arbab Ghulam Rahim himself
The funny part is to have watched the spin masters of MQM aka Farooq Sattar & Babar Ghauri accuse Asma Jahangir and Aitzaz Ahsan for the incident, little have they seen the television footage, they must surely recall that pictures speak louder then words, and spin masters would find it difficult to get away with their version of the truth.
In all this incident, Aitizaz Ahsan announced that he will quit the Supreme Court Bar Association, but just now in an emergency Press Conference from his home in Lahore retracted the statement as his resignation would have most likely thrown the entire lawyers movement into jeopardy.