Lawyers protest colleague’s abduction


Lawyers boycotted court proceedings on Wednesday to protest over the non-recovery of lawyer office bearer Munir Ahmad Mirwani.
The lawyers did not appear before all superior and lower courts in response to a call from the Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) over the non-recovery of Jhalawan Bar Association General Secretary Khuzdar, who was kidnapped by unknown armed people, four months ago.
The lawyers observed strike in Quetta, Sibi, Dera Allahyar, Dera Murad Jamali, Kalat, Surab, Khuzdar, Lasbela Mastung, Dasht, Uthal, Panjgur, Kharan, Chagai, Pasni, Gwadar, Turbat, Naushki, Mand, Usta Mohammad and other parts of the province.
Two truck drivers kidnapped
Two truck drivers were abducted in Kachhi district and a hand-grenade attack was carried out in Nasirabad district on Wednesday in separate incidents. According to Levies force, in the first incident, a Quetta-bound truck, coming from Jacobabad, was halted by some armed men near Bakhtiarabad.
They abducted the driver and his colleague at gunpoint and took them to an unknown place. In the second incident, some unknown persons hurled a hand grenade on a tube well and escaped. It went off with a bang causing minor damages to the tube well’s electric room.