Lawyers protest outside Sindh Assembly

KARACHI: Lawyers staged a protest outside the Sindh Assembly on Monday against target killing of their colleagues and the failure to make any arrests.

Lawyers from all bar associations of the city gathered at the Sindh High Court and took out a rally till the Sindh Assembly where they staged a sit-in and chanted slogans. The lawyers demanded that Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah announce compensation for the families of the murdered lawyers while security should be raised at courts across the city.

Several lawyers entered the premises of the provincial assembly by climbing the walls and gate which lead to a clash with police. In an effort to pacify the situation PPP leader Nisar Khurro spoke to the protesting lawyers assuring them that the assembly was there to represent them and they should respect it.

The protest ended after Khurro assured lawyers that their grievances would be addressed.