Lawyers stage protest against attack on colleague

Peshawar – Petitioners suffered as the legal fraternity stage a protest on Thursday and boycotted court proceedings in 10 districts of the province, including the principal seat of Peshawar, in protest against the recent murder attempt on a senior lawyer in Swabi district.

A few days ago, Ashfaq Khan’s advocate was attacked by unidentified gunmen at his hujra in Swabi district and he has been under treatment at a hospital thereafter.

Vice-chairman of KP Bar Council Muhammad Ali Jadoon, chairman of executive committee Muhammad Ilyas, PHC Bar Association president Rahmanullah Khan, general secretary Farooq Afridi, Peshawar district bad president Ali Zaman and other lawyer leaders condemned the incident and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits of the attack.

As per KP Bar Council, the lawyers observed a boycott in Peshawar Charsadda, Nowshera, Mardan, Khyber, Kohat, Hangu, Mohmand, Parachinar, and Swabi districts.

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