In the aftermath of the cross-border North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) attack that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers on Saturday, fury spread across Pakistan and took US-Pakistan ties to a new low.
Protests are underway in Pakistan to mourn over the attack.
Lawyers observed a partial strike on Monday against Nato’s brazen violation of Pakistan’s airspace and the subsequent air-raid on a check post in Mohmand Agency.
All lower and district courts in Karachi and Sukkur are today.
Lawyers in Lahore, Pakpattan and Multan have boycotted court proceedings to express their anger.
The legal fraternity in Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Peshawar has also joined the call for today’s strike.
JuD organises protest
Jamaatud Dawa is organizing a protest in Karachi today afternoon to protest the cross-broder attack as well as Pakistan’s move to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India.
Funeral prayers in absentia for soldiers killed in the attack will also be offered.
Scheduled speakers at the protest include Karachi-based leaders of JuD, Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (F), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (S), Pakistan Muslim League (N), Pakistan Muslim League (Q), Ahle Sunnat Wal Jamaat (formerly known as Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan), Jamiat Ulema-e-Pakistan and Pakistan Muslim League (Functional).
All Pakistan Oil Tanker Owners Association suspends Nato supplies
The All Pakistan Oil Tanker Owners Association has suspended Nato supplies.
Nawab Sher Afridi, general secretary of the association, said that the association would reconsider only if the Islamabad government and the military accept an apology for the incident.
Afridi said that the Nato supplies will remain halted because the attack on Pakistani armed forces was violation of the country’s sovereignty.
Students of Islamia University protest against attack
Up to 400 students of Islamia University in Bahawalpur boycotted their classes on Monday in a protest against the Nato attack.
The protest was organised by Anjuman Talba-e-Islam in which the protestors also carried out aerial firing.
The police has not yet arrived at the scene to control the protesters.
MQM calls for ‘Stability and Solidarity Day’
The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is observing “Pakistan Stability and Solidarity Day” in different cities across the country today (Monday).
MQM chief Altaf Hussain has strongly condemned the unprovoked attack by NATO forces on Pakistani check post near Pak-Afghan border.
MQM’s zonal offices across the country will observe the stability and solidarity day with different events throughout the day.
On Hussain’s request, party members have removed party flags and hoisted national flags.
MQM chief is also expected to address a public gathering through a telephone call from London today.