PESHAWAR: Lawyer community in various districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhawa on Tuesday boycotted court proceedings in protest against attack on lower courts.
According to details, lawyers in Peshawar, Mardan, Nowshera,Kohat, Hazara Division stayed away of court proceedings in protest against attack on court in Kohat.
Due to strike, cases could not be heard in courts causing tremendous problems for the litigants.
Lawyers were of the view that their companions were being targeted in order to harass them to avoid pursuing cases of downtrodden, wretched and neglected sections of the society.
They also demanded of the higher authorities to ensure special arrangements for their security on priority basis; otherwise they would expand the phase of strike across the country.