Lawyers observe strike to condemn Quetta carnage


LAHORE: The lawyers’ community on Tuesday observed strike to mark the first anniversary of the Quetta carnage.

Lawyers boycotted the court proceedings and held general house meetings in remembrance of the lawyers who died in Quetta carnage last year.

Pakistan Bar Council and Punjab Bar Council had given a strike call to condemn the terrorist attack that took place on August 8, 2016, in Quetta, wherein about 60 lawyers were killed and hundreds injured.

In this connection, Lahore High Court Bar Association held a meeting of its general house which was chaired by Vice President Rashid Lodhi.

Speakers condemned the Quetta carnage in strong words and termed it an attack on the judicial system. They said that the nation was united against terrorism and terrorists would not succeed in their nefarious designs. They demanded the government to implement the National Action Plan in letter and spirit to combat terrorism.