LAHORE  -  The lawyers on Thursday went on strike to condemn the murder of their colleague in Ferozewala, urging authorities to bring culprits to justice.

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Muhammad Yawar Ali took notice and sought reply from the police.

Advocate Pervez Akhtar, 50, was going to the courts from his residence in Rachna Town on Wednesday when he was gunned down.

It is third incident in which a lawyer was gunned down in Sheikhpura as in Oct a lawyer and his wife were murdered while a female lawyer namely Aalia Shehzadi was shot dead in May last year.

The lawyers held strike and strongly condemned the murder of their colleagues. They said that the police did not provide them security and demanded the government authorities to arrest the culprits.

They boycotted courts’ proceedings due to which many of the cases were adjourned to the next dates.

As a result, the litigants suffered, especially those who had come from far flung areas to attend proceedings of their cases in sessions courts, civil and other courts in the provincial capital.