The national flag hoisting ceremony was performed at the residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry at Judges’ Enclave Islamabad today. In the ceremony two flags were hoisted outside the residence of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry. The two flags unfurled on behalf of the civil society and the lawyers.
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan announced the names of the persons who would hoist the flag. The names include Shaharyar Awan, the son of Imdad Awan Shaheed, Dr Israr Shah who lost his legs in the bomb blast on July 17, 2007. Civil society activist Tahira Abdullah, minorities leader J. Salik, Jaidev Sharma, Jamal Mir, Muhammad Naveed Mushtaq, mother of student leader Samad Khurram, Ali Asghar Khan, Hasil Bizenjo, representatives from media included Mazhar Abbas, Talat Hussain, Hamid Mir & Asima Shirazi.
Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi, two close aides of People’s Party chairperson Shaheed Benazir Bhutto represented her.
The lawyers leaders Sardar Mohammed Habib Khan, Malik Shahbaz Gheba, Sardar Asmatullah Khan, Taufiq Asif, Niazullah Khan Niazi, Barrister Bacha, Anwar Kamal, Shaukat Umar Pirzada, Najam Gillani, Afzal Janjua, Baz Muhammad Kakar and Bhujan Das hoisted flag on behalf of the lawyers.
Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan thanked Jamat Islami Chief Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Imran Khan and other political leaders for their sacrifices and support in the movement for restoration of judiciary.