Rallies and general body meetings were held in Hyderabad and Mirpurkhas divisions on Saturday to commemorate May 12, 2007’s anniversary.
The lawyers were supported by the Awami National Party, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Awami Tehreek, Sindh Taraqi Pasand Party, Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party and other smaller political and civil society groups.
In Hyderabad, the Sindh High Court Bar Association and district bar association boycotted courts. They organised a gathering where the lawyers recalled that day and called for a thorough inquiry. “Justice for victims can’t be achieved without an impartial inquiry and without making public the findings of that report and affixing responsibility,” said advocate Nisar Durrani, the president of the HDBA.
In Tando Muhammad Khan and Jamshoro, the district bar associations held rallies and protests outside the courts.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 13th, 2012.