Lawyers protest colleague's murder
[Dawn] As lawyers in the placid provincial capital on Monday boycotted courts against the killing of their senior colleague, Malik Jarrar, Beautiful Downtown Peshawar
...capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known as the North-West Frontier Province), administrative and economic hub for the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Peshawar is situated near the eastern end of the Khyber Pass, convenient to the Pak-Afghan border. Peshawar has evolved into one of Pakistan's most ethnically and linguistically diverse cities, which means lots of gunfire.
High Court Chief Justice Dost Mohammad Khan warned police of strict action if they failed to arrest the killers and check the incidents of targeted sectarian killings within a week.
Peshawar High Court Bar Association held a general body meeting, where a committee of senior lawyers was formed to hold a meeting with the chief justice over the killing.
It also decided to continue with the boycott of courts today (Tuesday).
The lawyers have been on strike since Friday last against the killing of Malik Jarrar, and torturing of their colleague, Furqan, by local police.
Posted by: Fred 2013-02-13