PAKPATTAN: President of Insaf Lawyers Forum Arifwala, Imran Ali Gujjar has said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is not paying heed to accelerate its die-hard lawyers’ role in social transformation service in their vicinities.
Gujjar, who is a veteran lawyer with standing of more than two decades in Tehsil Arifwala Bar, has association with the PTI since its inception and is currently serving as president of the ILF Tehsil Arifwala.
Talking to TLTP on Tuesday, Imran Ali Gujjar said that lawyers’ role is more than protecting rights and interests of litigants in cases as they can ensure accountability regime with support of officials through introducing structural development in Centre and provincial administration and service delivery departments with the functionalist perspective.
Gujjar made it clear that ILF members of Arifwala are not asking for funds but for a multi-pronged strategy in order to utilize their skills and knowledge for dispensation of justice while doing pro bono cases and lending legal services to the aggrieved parties during adjudications.
Terming a group of lawyers as ‘opportunists’ Imran Ali Gujjar claimed such blue eyed lawyers were appeasing top brass of the PTI who, according to Gujjar, almost ended up being lip service in meetings with ILF members of Ariwala.
Urging decision makers of the ILF in center and Punjab, Imran Ali Gujjar asked to eliminate stereotype approach by implementing people friendly policies for social justice and development with support of the ILF diehard lawyers in the country.