LAHORE Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah came under further pressure on Wednesday as Supreme Court Bar Association urged Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif to sack him for showing an extremist mindset. Expressing strong reservations on Ranas recent statement wherein the minister had called for assassination of former Federal Law Minister Dr Babar Awan, a SCBA meeting also discussed the 'alarming situation arising in the wake of Rana Sanas objectionable statement against the PPP leader Babar Awan. The emergent meeting was held at the SCs Lahore Registry office. It was chaired by the Bar secretary, Qamarul Zaman Qureshi. The SCBA also urged the Punjab Bar Council to cancel licence of Sanaullah as a lawyer and initiate disciplinary proceedings against him for giving a shameful statement. The meeting had a consensus on the point that it was a criminal act on the part of Sanaullah to give an extremist statement. The meeting noted that Rana Sana had violated the code of conduct laid down for the members of the Punjab Assembly by using a derogatory language against Babar Awan. It is pertinent to mention here that on June 10, Sanaullah criticized Babar Awan and Governor Latif Khosa, calling them black sheep in black coats. Rana Sana had claimed that Awan and Khosa were considered obnoxious characters within the lawyer community and they should be eliminated. He used the word Wajibul Qatl (liable to be killed) to describe Awan. The SCBA condemning the statement by Rana Sana said that nobody has the right to award a decree to kill anyone. Other lawyers also strongly resented his statement and warned that if any harm came to Awan, the provincial minister would be responsible for that. They included former Punjab Bar Council Executive Committee Chairman Rana Muhammad Akram Khan, Mazhar Lilla, Rana Asif Saeed, Rao Abdul Ghaffar, Rana Abdul Rehman, Malik Akram Awan, and Ghulam Murtaza Chaudhary. In a joint statement on Wednesday, they said that by declaring Dr Awan liable to be killed, Rana Sana has not only committed a misconduct and violation of the oath of his office, but has also created a flurry and unrest in the country. They said the Punjab lawyers were seriously concerned over the ministers statement and demanded that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif take his statement seriously. LAID TO REST: The widow of former Lahore High Court Chief Justice Shamim Hussain Qadri who passed away here on Tuesday night, was laid to rest at a local graveyard on Wednesday. The funeral prayer was attended by Chief Justice Ijaz Ahmad Chaudhry, other judges of the court, and former judges, law officers, bar representatives and lawyers.