LAHORE – City police have begun investigations to probe into the killing of a senior lawyer, who was gunned down at his Gulshan-e-Ravi residence on Monday evening.

Two unidentified gunmen killed 55-year-old Nasrullah Warraich, Advocate Supreme Court of Pakistan, at the doorstep of his house and fled away from the crime scene within no time.

“We have registered a murder case (under Section 302 of the PPC) against two unidentified killers on the complaint of Tahir Nasrullah, son of the deceased,” Muhammad Tufail, on-duty police officer at Gulshan-e-Ravi police station said.

Police investigators said that they examined the crime scene thoroughly but could not find a solid clue to trace those behind this killing.

Police sources said that Nasrullah Warraich had old enmity with a group in his native village, Kunjah Pind, in Gujrat district. At least seven people, from both the parties, have been killed over old enmity so far. Tahir Nasrullah, son of the deceased, is said be to an eyewitness in another murder case while he is also an accused in another murder case.

Two police teams comprising senior officers have been constituted to probe into the killing. Further investigations are underway.

Meanwhile, the police handed over the body to the deceased family after autopsy and he was buried at native ancestral village.

Meanwhile, senior Advocate to Supreme Court Nassarullah Warraich was laid to rest in a graveyard of Gulshan-e-Ravi on Tuesday.

He was shot dead at his doorstep by unidentified armed men on Monday night.

Chief Justice Sheikh Azmat Saeed, former Chief Justice Khawaja Muhammad Sharif, Supreme Court Bar Association president Yasin Azad, Lahore High Court Bar Association and Lahore Bar Association President, and a large number of lawyers, judges and notables attended his funeral prayers at Football Ground of Gulshan-e-Ravi.

Senior federal minister Chaudhry Pervez Elahi and activists of political parties and NGO’s were also among the mourners.

Punjab Governor Sardar Latif Khan Khosa also visited the bereaved family and expressed his grief over the tragic death of Advocate Warraich.

On the other hand, Following the Pakistan Bar Council’s strike call, the Lahore High Court Bar Association and the Lahore Bar Association on Tuesday observed strike and boycotted court proceedings in protest to murder of senior lawyer Nasarullah Warriach.

Lahore High Court judges took up only urgent cases and deferred remaining cases on lawyers’ demand.

The lawyers have demanded of Punjab governments to arrest the killer within 72 hours and award them exemplary punishment and also warned for a massive strike in case the killers were not arrested.

LHCBA has convened its general house meeting for Wednesday (today) to take a resolution against killing of Warriach. The lawyers might take out a rally to condemn the murder but the decision on rally will be decided during the meeting.

Meanwhile, the Governor Punjab Sardar Muhammad Latif Khan Khosa on Tuesday visited the residence of (Late) Nasrullah Warraich, a Senior Advocate of Supreme Court, to pay his condolences with his family. He was who murdered on Monday.

Offering condolences with family, the governor paid rich tribute to the departed soul on his meritorious services in the profession of law and struggle for restoration of democracy. He termed his assassination a great loss to the nation, and assured the family that government would arrest the culprits as soon as possible.

The governor also went to the residence of (Late) Talib Hussain Rizvi, Senior Advocate Supreme Court for condolences with his family.