RAWALPINDI/ISLAMABAD - Shia Ulema Council (SUC) staged a massive protest at Benazir Bhutto Road (BBR) while the legal fraternity on the call of Pakistan and Punjab Bars Councils observed complete strike on Monday to denounce deadliest bomb attacks at Abbas Town Karachi.The protestors vehemently condemned the Karachi blast and demanded of the government to unveil the hand immediately involved behind the barbaric incident, which took 42 human lives while injuring more than 150, others.Agitating outside Rawalpindi Islamabad Press Club on BBR, scores of activists, led by SUC office-bearers Allama Ashfaq Waheedi, Abid Sherazi and Mazhar Ali, blocked the BBR for vehicular movement, triggering a massive gridlock in the whole city. They chanted slogans against the government for its failure to normalize life in Karachi.Addressing the protestors, the leaders expressed their deep sorrow over the human loss in the blast, saying the rulers should step down if they cannot hold the hands of terrorists wreaking havoc in Karachi.They said that they would approach United Nations (UN) if the terror activities continued in Karachi. “If the rulers and the law enforcement agencies can not protect the lives and properties of the masses, then we will perform this duty,” said the speakers. They appealed the government to arrest all those terrorists and killers, who had been escaped from the jails, and to bring them to the court of justice.On the other hand, Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) Rawalpindi Bench and District Bar Association observed complete strike against the gory incident, which rocked the whole country. The lawyers did not appear before any court while the judge adjourned the hearings of different cases without proceedings.LHCBA President Ch Taufeeq Asid and DBA President Israr-ul-Haq Malik, while addressing the lawyers, condemned the inhuman incident and demanded of the government to arrest the culprits involved in Karachi carnage.Meanwhile, Milli Yakjahti Council (MYC) announced massive protest rallies against the bomb blasts and target killings incidents in Karachi. Talking to The Nation, MYC Deputy Secretary General Pir Abdul Shakoor Naqashbandi said that there was no sectarianism in the country rather the ongoing wave of terrorism was the result of internal conspiracies. He urged the government to nab the terrorists immediately.Our staff reporter from Islamabad adds: A day after 45 people were killed and many got multiple injuries, hundreds of sympathisers of martyred gathered here at D-Chowk to condemn the killings. Addressing the rally, TNFJ Additional Secretary General Syed Shujaat Ali Bokhari condemned the attack on innocent people and said the enemy has attacked our jugular vein through a biggest incident of terrorism in the history of Karachi in Abbas Town. Calling upon the nation to recognise their foes, he said that Quaid-i-Millat Jafariya Agha Syed Hamid Ali Shah Moosavi has appealed the Shiaan-e-Haider Karrar in Karachi and the country to remain patient and thwart every conspiracy and mischief of the satanic forces through Mazloomiyyat following the Asswa-i-Hussaini. He, however, announced that mourning of the Abbas Town incident will continue till Friday and during these days peaceful protest demonstrations will be held against terrorism. In a bid to avoid any mishap during the demonstration, large number of policemen and commandoes surrounded the D-Chowk leading to parliament building. However, the protesters did not cross limit and remained peaceful until they dispersed. TNFJ Federal Council President Allama Basharat Hussain Imami in his address on the occasion strongly condemned the Abbas Town incident and demanded from the government to remove the reasons of terrorism because the whole situation has become clear now that some Muslims States have turned Pakistan into a battlefield for their own interests. He demanded to impose ban on foreign assistance being received by banned groups and to implement the Moosavi Peace Formula to root out terrorism. Allama Syed Mohsin Ali Al-Hussaini, chief of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Jafariya Pakistan in his address said the original target of our combined enemy is Pakistan, therefore, the rulers, politicians and all Makatib should openly announce their hatred against foreign agents and tools who in their support to the terrorism have forgotten their obligations in faith. He said the participation of banned organisations in the two APCs held recently in Islamabad have added fuel to the fire. He called upon the government to give up its reservations and hand over Karachi and Quetta to save the nation and the country and for restoration of peace.The demonstrators were led by TNFJ leader Shaukat Abbas Jafri, Wahdat Ulema-e-Pakistan Chairman Allama Muhammad Abbas Zaini, Zulfiqar Raja and other religious and political parties. The demonstrators were carryings banners and placards inscribed with different slogans condemning the Abbas Town incident. They were later dispersed peacefully chanting different slogans.