Sindh lawyers strike against Quetta terrorism


Lawyers across Sindh boycotted court proceedings on Monday in protest against the recent terrorist attacks in Balochistan.
On Saturday, Quaid-e-Azam’s residency in Ziarat, a women’s university bus in Quetta, and the Bolan Medical Complex were attacked and over two dozen people were killed. On the appeal of the Sindh Bar Council, lawyers throughout the province went on strike to show solidarity with the grieving families of the victims.
Doctors protest Quetta attack: To protest the terrorist attacks in Quetta that took place on Saturday, various medical associations in the city held a joint protest meeting on Monday at Dow Medical College.
Senior faculty members from Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Pakistan Medical Association (PMA), Young Doctors Association (YDA), Sindh Para Medical Staff Association (SPMSA), Karachi Nurses Association and many medical students attended the meeting. They denounced the attacks on Quaid-e-Azam’s Ziarat residency, a women’s university bus, and Bolan Medical Complex, in which many of their co-professionals were killed.
The meeting was addressed by several speakers, including the Principal of Dow Medical College, Professor Junaid Ashraf, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of DUHS, Professor Umer Farooq, Dr Samrina Hashmi (PMA), Dr Ghulam Mujtaba Memon (YDA), Dr Amjad Siraj Memon (DUHS), Dr Ikhlaq Ahmed Khan, Nasreen Gil, Dr Munib Ghilzai and Dr Amini Abdul Qayyum (YDA).
They said that the destruction of a national heritage monument of immense importance, the killing of over a dozen students, and the suicide attack and subsequent gun battle at the Bolan Medical Complex were not only extremely painful incidents but a cause of serious national concern.“Even in wartime, the hospitals were not attacked. It is all so abhorrent, there are no words,” they said. Participants of the meeting demanded foolproof security plans for DUHS and Civil Hospital. They pressed for security provisions for the protection of doctors, medical professionals, and healthcare providers. “It is the responsibility of hospital administrations to provide security to the doctors both physically and legally,” said the speakers. PMA representatives also announced that they would hold more protest meetings in all of the medical universities in the city to condemn the brutal killing of doctors and paramedical staff.