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29 April 2013 at 11:36 BST

Pakistan's legal profession protests against lawyer attacks

A spate of murders and kidnappings of lawyers in Pakistan has triggered a strike today following an appeal from the Pakistan Bar Council.

Pakistan stike

Lawyers are participating in a strike in the Sindh High Court and its subordinate court in protest at the failure of law enforcement agencies to arrest the culprits.

Sindh High Court Bar Association President Mustafa Lakhani said that the lawyers would hold a general meeting and boycott all court proceedings as a mark of protest, according to thenews.com.pk. The move comes after several kidnappings and killings of lawyers  in Lahore, Quetta and Islamabad.



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