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Tuesday, 17 October 2017 - 10:33
Punjab Govt. dismisses Additional Advocate General for slapping police officer
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The Punjab government has dismissed Additional Advocate General Khawar Ikram Bhatti for slapping a police officer outside an accountability court in Islamabad.

Earlier, Justice Ebadur Rehman Lodhi refused to let Bhatti appear before the Lahore High Court, saying that "it did not suit state lawyers to assault a police officer".

Lodhi also accused Bhatti of being politically motivated and said that a state lawyer should serve the state instead of a political party.

On Saturday, a group of lawyers associated with the PML-N had forcibly tried to enter an accountability court, where former premier's daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband Muhammad Safdar had appeared for the hearing of a corruption case against them.

On being stopped by the police officers posted outside the court, the lawyers assaulted the official.

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