Sindh Lawyers to boycott courts for unlimited period

Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) and Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) jointly gave a strike call for Thursday (today) against the killing of three lawyers in Karachi.

Lawyers boycott courts’ proceedings across the country and staged a sit-in at MA Jinnah road, karachi to protest the killings.

President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Yaseen Azad criticised the government for its failure to contain continued target killings of lawyers in the city.

He said that the authorities had failed to provide security to the members of the legal fraternity.

He said that 24 lawyers had so far fallen prey to targeted killings in the country’s largest city since 2011 and police had arrested none of the murderers.

He said bar associations across the country would boycott the courts’ proceedings in protest against the unabated killings of lawyers.

On Wednesday, unidentified persons riding motorbikes opened indiscriminate gunfire at a car, leaving three lawyers including a former member of managing committee of Karachi Bar Association, Kafeel Jafari Advocate, Muneer Jafari Advocate and Shakeel Jafari Advocate.

Another lawyer, Babar Shah Advocate, was injured in the attack.

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