Pakistan lawyers strike following attacks

Lawyers in Islamabad and Lahore observed a token strike yesterday following a series of terror attacks in the province of Balochistan.

Islamabad: lawyers condemn attacks

Members of the legal profession stayed away from courts in protest at the attacks, including the burning of Quaid-e-Azam residence, a blast in the medical college students’ bus and an attack at the Bolan Medical Complex.

Black flags

Members of the Islamabad High Court Bar Association and Islamabad District Bar Association boycotted court proceedings and hoisted black flags on bar rooms, according to The Express Tribune.
The Daily Times reports that a Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) general house meeting was held to condemn the attacks, while LHCBA president Abid Saqi called for an end to anti-state agencies operating in Pakistan.
Mr Saqi added that the LHCBA and the Lahore Bar Association would discuss a strategy for restoration of law and order situation to protect human lives.

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