Pakistan: Lawyers observe ‘black day’ to mourn Quetta Civil Hospital tragedy

August 8, 2017

The lawyers’ community is observing ‘black day’ today to mourn the August 8, 2016 Civil Hospital suicide bombing, which killed 73 people including 56 lawyers and left scores injured.

Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) on Monday also announced a three-day lawyers’ strike to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.

BHCBA president Shah Mehmood Jatoi, speaking to Geo News, said lawyers began their province-wide strike on Monday and will boycott the court duties during the three-day strike.

Awami National Party has called for a strike in various cities including Chaman, Ziarat, Zhob, Pishin and Musakhel in memory of those who lost their lives in the deadly bombing and to express solidarity with the families of the victims of the Civil Hospital attack.

Shops and markets remained closed today while educational institutes also were closed in observance of the strike.

The Lahore Bar Association is observing the strike today, August 8, 2017.


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