MULTAN - Two security guards were killed as unidentified gunmen robbed a bank of Rs4.5 million in Sameejabad area on Wednesday.

The deceased were identified as Mohsin and Bahar.

Police said that four robbers, including two women stormed the bank. They came on a car. The guards were shot and killed when they offered resistance.

However, the customers and other bank staff remained unhurt. Police rushed to the site and launched an investigation,

Attempt on life: A man tried to slaughter his father-in-law and seriously injured him when his in-laws refused to send his wife with him here on Wednesday. The injured, namely Manzoor Hussain, was rushed to hospital while the assailant Mahboob ran away. The Gulgasht police have registered a case against Mahboob and his accomplice Mahmood.

The relatives of the injured told reporters that the wife of Mahboob returned her parental home following a domestic dispute and her father got a case registered against him. Furious Mahboob asked his father-in-law to withdraw the case.

However, Manzoor Hussain refused to do so on.

Lawyers black day against bill today: The High Court Bar Association Multan (HCBAM) has declared on Wednesday that the lawyers will mark Thursday (today) as black day and observe complete strike against a contempt of court bill approved by the parliament. “The lawyers strongly condemn this shameful attempt by the government to influence the independence of judiciary. We’ll resist this bill across the country,” declared president of HCBAM Mahmood Ashraf Khan. He said that the controversial bill could cause a severe clash among different institutions of the state and it was an attempt to provide shield to the looters of national wealth and criminals.

“This law will pose serious threat to national security too,” he added. He said that all the bars across the country had a unanimous stance on this issue that it should be condemned and withdrawn.

He said that the lawyers would boycott the court work and a protest meeting would take place at bar hall followed by a rally. “The target of this black law is Chief Justice of Pakistan. We’ll foil this attempt,” he added. He urged upon the masses to support lawyers in this national cause. He disclosed that many petitions against controversial law were under preparation in Sindh and Punjab.