Lawyers' strike against Quetta hospital blast enters eighth day

Dunya News

Black flags are still waving on the courts to lament the attack.

QUETTA (Dunya News/AFP) – Lawyers have continued their strike on eighth day and boycotted court proceedings throughout much of the country against Quetta blast that killed 74 people, reported on Monday.

Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Bar Council had announced to mourn Quetta civil hospital blast for seven days but the strike has entered in eighth day.

Black flags are still waving on the courts to lament the attack whereas people are also facing problems due to complete boycott of lawyers.

The lawyers have also demanded strict security for them.

On August 8, a deadliest explosion took place at Quetta civil hospital when nearly 200 people including lawyers and journalists gathered to cover a protest over the murder of Balochistan Bar Association president Bilal Anwar Kasi.

Aaj TV cameraman Shehzad, Dawn News cameraman Mehmood Khan and ex-BBA president Muhammad Kakar were among those killed in the incident, whereas, Dunya News reporter Faridullah was among the injured people.

According to Bomb Disposal Squad (BDS), eight to nine kilograms of explosives were used in the attack.