Lawyers launch protest after police clash

SIALKOT: The situation became extremely tense in Daska tehsil of Sialkot district as well as other cities on Monday as protests by lawyers turned violent after a police SHO killed two lawyers including the president of the local bar association, Aaj News reported.

Protests erupted in several cities following the killing of Rana Khalid Abbas, the president of the Daska bar association, and lawyer Irfan Chauhan in Daska earlier today.

According to latest reports, charged demonstrators in Daska had set the office of the Deputy Superintendent (DSP) on fire.

Lawyers in Lahore, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Multan and Hafizabad also staged protests against the killing of their colleagues in Sialkot.

Meanwhile, a large number of lawyers demonstrated outside the Punjab Assembly building in Lahore in protest against the killings.

Three days mourning has been announced by the lawyers. The lawyers have also demanded neutral investigation into the incident.