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Malala: Lawyers' boycott, stage demos


Malala: Lawyers' boycott, stage demos
October 13, 2012 - Updated 1116 PKT 
From Web Edition

KARACHI: Protesting against the heinous attack on Swat’s brave girl Malala Yousufzai, all judicial businesses came to a halt in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and in most cities of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhaw, Geo News reported Saturday.

The lawyers of Islamabad High court and District courts are observing strike to show their slodarity with Malala Yusufzai, the couragous girl who despite life threats from the Taliban continued pusing education and fought for the rights of female eductation, which the Taliban have declared un-Islamic.

The lawyers hailing from Lahore High Court (LHC), Rawalpindi Bar, District Bar Rawalpindi, Chakwal, Attock, Jhelum and Islamabad went on strike today against the brazen broad daylight gunfire attack on a small girl while she was riding her way back home on board a school van.

The lawyers, boycotting the judicial proceedings, did not appear before any courts, causing the adjournment of the hearings of cases.

Khyber Pukhtunkhaw lawyers on the call of KPK Bar Council went on strike protesting the attack on Malala and passeed resolutions condemning the barbaric act of the Taliban. The lawyers wearing black bands showed sympathy and solidarity with the cause for which Malala stood for.

The bar associations of Nausehroferoze, Patidan, Thatta and other cities/towns in Sindh, while in Balochistan Lasbela Bar Association besides other bars of the towns and cities of the province boycotted the courts and staged demos in support of Malala and strongly condemned the cowardly attack of Taliban.

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