Lawyers continue strike, two mine workers killed


QUETTA – Lawyers in Quetta continued their token hunger strike for the fifth consecutive day on Monday against the government’s failure to recover two of their colleagues, Munir Ahmad Mirwani and Agha Zahir Shah. Balochistan High Court Bar Association Secretary General and Lawyers’ Committee Spokesman Bashir Ahmed Qazi told reporters that despite lawyers’ hunger strike lasting five days, the rulers were doing nothing for the recovery of Mirwani and Shah. Separately two mine workers were killed and another wounded in two separate incidents in Chamalang and Dukki areas on Monday.
Reports said two miners were busy excavating in a coalmine in Chamalang coalfield when a portion of mine collapsed. As a result, one miner was killed while another sustained injuries. The injured was shifted to hospital for medical aid. In another incident, a miner, identified as Mir Wali ,was working in a mine in Dukki tehsil of Loralai district when he was hit by a trolley and died before reaching the hospital.