Lawyers observed countrywide strike, sit-in in Karachi

Written by  Published by:Shiite News
Published in Pakistan
Thursday, 26 January 2012

shiitenews lawyers strikeLawyers’ fraternity and their august bodies had observed strike by boycotting the courts proceedings. They also staged sit-in on M.A. Jinnah Road to condemn and protest the murders of their three colleagues (three shia lawyers). Karachi Bar Association had given the call for boycott of court proceedings. The Sindh Bar Council had endorsed the call given by the Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Bar

Association for a countrywide strike.

Terrorists on motorcycles made Badar Munir Jafri, 65, his son Gohar Shakil Jafri, 34, and nephew Kafil Ahmed Jafri target of their firing while they were on way to home from City Courts in their car. Kafil Ahmed Jafri was to get married on 17th Rabiul Awwal.

An English newspaper reported that the gunmen sprayed the lawyers’ car with bullets on Maulana Din Mohammad Wafai Road near Pakistan Chowk. One of the deceased was a senior lawyer and the others his son and nephew.

Four men on two motorcycles carried out the attack at around 3:06 pm, according to SDPO Preedy Subdivision ASP Ali Asif. They intercepted the car and two pillion-riders got down and opened fire.

Although the lawyer who was driving the car suffered bullet wounds, he drove the vehicle to Civil Hospital, SSP South Naeem Ahmed Shaikh said. “They fired five to six shots, we have found four spent bullet casings of a 9mm pistol and one casing of a 30-bore pistol,” he said, according to the English daily.

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