Contact: Andrew J. Rush
November 8, 2007
NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATION SUPPORTS PAKISTANI LAWYERS
Association’s House of Delegates Adopts Resolution Showing Solidarity
The New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates, at its meeting on Saturday, November 3, 2007, unanimously approved a Resolution expressing strong solidarity with, and support for, the Pakistani Bar and the lawyers who have been detained as a result of the emergency rule imposed by President Pervez Musharraf.
“We condemn the removal of the Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the apparent
arrest of many local bar leaders and attacks on the Pakistani legal
community at large. We rise in support
of our brothers and sisters of the bar across the globe and urge the
world wide legal community to join us in speaking out for the
restoration of the rule of law in
The Resolution will be sent to the American Bar Association House of Delegates and to the President of the Pakistan Bar Association.
The 72,000-member New York State Bar Association is
the official statewide organization of lawyers in