QUETTA: Balochistan Bar Association boycotted the proceedings of courts in all the districts of the province against the killing of Advocate Abdul Salam, reported Express 24/7 Thursday.
Balochistan National Party (BNP) announced ten days of mourning and took out protest rallies in Quetta and other districts of Balochistan against the killing of the advocate who was also a leader of BNP.
A shutter down strike was also observed in Khuzdar district on the call of BNP on Thursday and a similar strike will be observed in Sibi, Mukran, Naseer Abad and Jafarabad from September 30 to October 5.
The advocate was on his way to home in Khuzdar, when unknown armed men opened fire on him, killing him and injuring his eight-year-old daughter on Wednesday.
All political and social parties condemned the incident and demanded the government to immediately arrest the culprits.
Numerous leaders of the BNP have been killed in targeted attacks as the situation in Balochistan remains volatile. In July this year, BNP leader Jumma Khan Raisani was gunned down in Khuzdar.
President of the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jehangir said Balochistan’s situation has been deteriorating since the day security forces were given authority to make decisions for the province.
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