September 2, 2016

 PRESS   RELEASE

                  Condemnation of Terrorists  attack
                     in District Courts, Mardan
                                and
                            Strike Call

Dr. Muhammad Farogh Naseem, Vice-Chairman and Mr. Abdul Fayaz, Chairman,
Executive Committee, Pakistan Bar Council have strongly condemned the
terrorist attack in District Courts, Mardan, KP in which more than 13
innocent persons including  three Lawyers and two Police Officials have
been martyred and more than 60 have been seriously injured. For
condemnation of this tragic incident they have appealed the Lawyers to
observe Country wide STRIKE tomorrow, i.e.  Saturday, the 3rd September,
2016. The Lawyers, as such, while observing Strike will hold protest
meetings in their Bar Rooms and wear Black Bands to condemn the tragic
incident.

Deploring the utter failure of the Federal and KP Governments in
maintaining law and order situation in the Province and to provide
security and safety to the people, they have demanded of the Government to
arrest culprits and bring them to book at the earliest.

While expressing solidarity with bereaved families, on behalf of the legal
fraternity, they have emphasized the need of evolving foolproof practical
strategy and plan for improving the law and order situation in and around
Courts throughout Pakistan ensuring safety and security of the Judges,
Lawyers and litigants.

                                                                                        SECRETARY
PAKISTAN BAR COUNCIL