A legal adviser of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP)’s provincial president Nawabzada Shazain Bugti was kidnapped in Quetta on Friday.
According to police, the lawyer, identified as Mukesh Kholi, was intercepted in Satellite Town by unknown people who took him away at gunpoint. Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) and United Lawyer Panel (ULP) boycotted court proceedings soon after the incident.
They condemned the kidnapping of their colleague and announced that they will intensify their protest and extend it to the whole country if the lawyer was not rescued immediately.
Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Aslam Raisani has taken notice of the kidnapping and ordered law enforcement agencies to ensure his safe and immediate recovery.
Addressing a news conference, Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti, President of the JWP, has demanded immediate resignation of the provincial government. He asked the government to recover the lawyer within 48 hours or face agitation from his party as well as others.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 21st, 2012.
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