It’s been a few weeks since Pakistani lawyer riots have been front page news in the U.S., but that doesn't mean the attorneys have settled down. Over the weekend, most of the arrested attorneys were released, and the Lahore High Court Bar Association just yanked the membership of Pakistan Attorney General Malik Qayyum, who recently helped amend Pakistani law to grant the pro-Musharref Supreme Court the ability to take disciplinary action against lawyers.
He’s also barred from visiting the association's offices, for life. In making the announcement, Ahsan Bhoon, the Bar Association's president, issued a challenge: “The Lahore Bar Council is an autonomous body and could not be made to bow... If Qayyum thinks he has taken away powers from the Bars to revoke licenses or cancel memberships, I dare him to come and sit in the Bar now."