The Sindh High Court Bar Association (SHCBA) hosted a mujra within the premises of the High Court in Karachi on Thursday.
The SHCBA collaborated with the Legal Eagles Lawyer’s Movement and the Lawyers Entertainment Club to present a “Sufi and cultural music event” at the courthouse’s new Bar Room. President of SHCBA, Saleem Mangrio, has now taken notice and issued a statement on the matter.
What transpired within Pakistan’s “hall of justice” was a bunch of judges and lawyers enjoying a cultural dance by a not-so-modestly dressed woman to such kalaams like Sunny Leone’s “Laila Main Laila” while Quaid-e-Azam’s portrait contemplates in the background.
In a shocking incident that has left netizens outraged, Pakistani lawyers and judges were seen enjoying mujra within the premises of the Sindh High Court as part of a cultural music event. Litigation lawyer, Abdul Moiz Jaferii shared a clip from the event that quickly went viral on social media.
In the clips, the girl can be seen performing a provocative dance in front of a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, which has only added to the outrage.
The event was a collaboration between the Sindh High Court Bar Association and the Legal Eagles Lawyer’s Movement, and was meant to showcase “Sufi and cultural music”.
President of the Sindh High Court Bar Association, Saleem Mangrio, has taken notice of the incident and has issued a statement condemning the inappropriate behavior.
In the statement, he stated that such activities are below the decorum and dignity of the Sindh High Court, and will not be allowed in the future.
Netizens have also expressed their disappointment and have demanded that strict action be taken against those responsible.
The incident has sparked a debate on the role of culture and decency in public spaces, especially in government institutions.