PM condemns ex-SCBA president Latif Afridi’s murder

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ISLAMABAD, Jan 16 (DNA): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday
strongly condemned the murder of former Supreme Court Bar Association
president Abdul Latif Afridi, recalling him as a great voice forsupremacy of constitution and democracy.

He said the killing of Latif Afridi was very saddening and the
provincial government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa should ensure to bring the
perpetrator of this terrorism to the task, a PM Office statement said.

The prime minister also expressed his concerns over the deteriorating
law and order situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said that throughout
his life, late Lala Latif Afridi strived for the supremacy of the
constitution, democracy and law as well as for the human rights.
Recalling him as a great jurist and a brave political leader, the prime
minister said he was expelled from the university after he supported
Fatima Jinnah.

The late Abdul Latif Afridi always stood for the truth regardless of its
consequences. “Alas! A voice for the supremacy of the constitution,
democracy and the law was silenced today,” the prime minister said and
resolved that Afridi’s struggle for the noble cause would remain alive.
He prayed to Allah Almighty for peace of the departed soul and strength
to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.