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May 31, 2017

Lawyers in KP observe strike to protest killing of colleague

National

 
May 31, 2017

PESHAWAR: The legal fraternity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Tuesday observed complete strike across the province to protest the killing of their colleague in Mardan district.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council had given the call to protest the killing of senior lawyer Zaib Alam Khan in Mardan. On the other hand, there are reports that he was gunned down by his close relatives over a land dispute in Mardan.

Like other districts, lawyers in the provincial metropolis also observed complete boycott of courts. The lawyers leaders including Muhammad Sareer Khan, vice-chairman KP Bar Council, and its members Muhammad Ijaz Sabi, Noor Alam Khan, PHC Bar Association President Arbab Muhammad Usman, general secretary Rahmanullah Khan, Peshawar Bar Association president Fazal Wahid condemned the lawyer’s killing and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. They asked the provincial government to provide security to the lawyer community which was under attack as many lawyers have been killed in the province.