Quetta attack: Lawyers to protest in front of parliament

Lawyers will hold a protest in front of the Parliament House in Islamabad from 11:00am to 01:00pm today


Our Correspondent August 20, 2016
In Multan, lawyers, journalists and representatives of some civil society organisations held a rally to condemn the terrorist attack and to express solidarity with the relatives of the deceased. PHOTO: RIAZ AHMED/EXPRESS

ISLAMABAD: Lawyers from across the country are all set to take to the streets against the federal and Balochistan governments for failing to meet the bar council’s deadline of August 19 to arrest the perpetrators of the Quetta hospital attack.

The Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) had issued an ultimatum to the federal and provincial government to apprehend the culprits behind the Quetta carnage by August 19 or face demonstration in front of the Parliament House. An executive member of the PBC revealed to The Express Tribune that despite Attorney General Ashtar Ausaf’s efforts lawyers will hold a protest on Monday.

Lawyers will hold a protest in front of the Parliament House in Islamabad from 11:00am to 01:00pm to lodge their protest against the Quetta carnage and press for their demands for the immediate arrest of the culprits and payment of monetary support to the families of the victims. The lawyers will also boycott all proceedings on August 22 (Monday).

Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2016.

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