Lawyers’ community in Balochistan observing black day

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QUETTA: The Balochistan High Court Bar Association (BHCBA) is observing black day to mourn the August 8, 2016 Civil Hospital suicide bombing.
BHCBA on Monday also announced a three-day lawyers’ strike to mark the first anniversary of the tragedy.
BHCBA president Shah Mehmood Jatoi has said that lawyers began their province-wide strike on Monday and would boycott the court duties during the three-day strike.
Shops and markets remained closed today while educational institutes also were closed in observance of the strike.
Bar associations arranged for recitation of the Holy Quran for the victims of the bombing.
As many as 73 people including 56 lawyers were killed and left scores injured in the August 8, 2016 Civil Hospital suicide bombing.

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