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The District Bar Association held a general body meeting to protest against the terrorist attack on Islamabad courts where 11 people including one judge were killed. The lawyers condemned terrorists attack and criticised the government for failing to ensure protection of life and property of the citizens. The government had better quit if it can't deal with terrorists, they said. Moreover, he said boycott of courts for two days a week was badly damaging process of administration of justice. He suggested that the Punjab Bar Council members, presidents and secretaries of all the bar associations of Gujranwala, Sargodha, Sahiwal, Faisalabad and Dera Gazi Khan should hold a sit-in at Punjab Secretariat Lahore till the acceptance of the demand of forming High Court benches at divisional level.  The meeting unanimously approved the proposal and recommended to call off strike at district level. DBA President Imtiaz Gondal chaired the meeting. The meeting also criticised the arrest of Majid Rana Advocate who was on the bail in a murder case. Speaking on the occasion, Gondal said some former and incumbent leaders of lawyers flattered judicial and police officers for their vested interests and ignored lawyers' rights. 

Safdar Bosal Advocate in his address criticised the police and its chief for arresting the advocate for forcing their entry in his house to make his arrest at night time. He demanded registration of a case against the police officials for violating law and arresting an advocate who was on bail.