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Pakistan lawyers offer prayers for Quetta victims

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 00:44

Pakistani lawyers, who make up most of victims of a bombing that killed 70 a day earlier, offer prayers for the dead and stage nationwide protests. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Pakistani lawyers gathered for protests on Tuesday after many of their colleagues died in a suicide bombing on Monday that killed at least 70 people at a hospital in the southwestern city of Quetta. Medical staff said up to 60 of those slain in the bombing at a government hospital were lawyers who had gathered to mourn the assassination earlier on Monday of the president of the Balochistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi. In Karachi, lawyers and members of the legal profession gathered outside the closed High Court building to offer funeral prayers for colleagues who had perished in the massacre . Later, they rallied on the streets chanting: "Lawyers are alive!" In Lahore, dozens of lawyers, after gathering for prayers and sprayed red paint on their shirts before they rallied on the streets.

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Pakistan lawyers offer prayers for Quetta victims

Tuesday, August 09, 2016 - 00:44