KP Bar For Payment Of "Shuhada Package" To Terrorism Hit Lawyers Of Mardan


KP Bar for payment of "Shuhada package" to terrorism hit lawyers of Mardan

PESHAWAR, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -5th Sep,2016) : Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council in an emergency meeting convened here Monday and demanded the provincial government to ensure protection of lawyers and payment of "Shuhada package" to the lawyers martyred and injured in terrorists' attacks in Mardan.

The meeting, chaired by its president Abdul Latif Yousafzai, was convened in the wake of terrorists' attacks on lawyers in Mardan and Quetta and passed a unanimous resolution seeking zero tolerance for terrorism under National Action Plan (NAP) across Pakistan.

The resolution demanded payment of compensation to killed and injured lawyers of Mardan incident as was paid to victims of Quetta. It requested the Supreme Court of Pakistan to also take Suo Moto action in Mardan incident as it took in Quetta blast.

The bar council sought action against those who could not avert the incident in Mardan despite prior alter issued by the Federal government. It also called for security to members of bar association.

The bar council gave one-week deadline to provincial government of KP and asked Chief Minister to hold a meeting with them for resolution of their demands through dialogue. The bar warned of extreme step if their demands are not met and said that lawyers' convention to be convened on October 1 in the area of Peshawar High Court.

The meeting was also attended by Vice Chairman KP Bar Council Muhammad Tariq Afridi, Chairman Administrative Committee Muhammad Ejaz Khan and all members of bar council.