Pakistan: Lawyers end boycott of courts, demand more security steps

August 13, 2016

The News International

The Karachi Bar Association (KBA) announced the end of a boycott of courts in the city on Friday, four days after the killing of more than 70 people, most of them advocates, in a suicide bomb blast at Civil Hospital in Quetta.

Making the announcement, KBA President Mehmoodul Hassan said the lawyers would remain alert and keep an eye on the steps being taken by the government for their protection. He also announced a convention of lawyers would be held in Quetta.

He expressed his satisfaction with the steps taken for the treatment and the payment of compensation to the injured people.

He said the injured people were being provided proper medical treatment and the affected families were being compensated. However, he said, more efforts were needed to be made by the government.

The KBA chief suggested that the intelligence system should be made more effective and powerful.

He said: “We are making a plan to hold a convention of lawyers in Quetta very soon in solidarity with the victims and lawyers of Quetta, who have made great sacrifices.”


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