LAHORE - The lawyers throughout the country will observe black day to commemorate first anniversary of May 12 Karachi carnage in which more than 50 people were killed in riots that were manipulated to stop Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and leading lawyers from entering into city to address a lawyers' reception. The lawyers will stay away from the courts and wear black armbands besides hoisting black flags on rooftops of bar buildings. The lawyers will also protest against the government for not arresting the culprits involved in last year's killing of innocent people. Interestingly the deadline given for judges' restoration is also going to expire on same day but there is no likelihood of their reinstatement on Monday as deadlock still persists between two main coalition parties. The lawyers will also focus on this issue in their Monday's protest, however, they are tight lipped about their next line of action as the Pakistan Bar Council has convened a meeting in Lahore on May 16 to evolve strategy. The Supreme Court Bar Association, the Punjab Bar Council, the Lahore High Court Bar Association and the Lahore Bar Association have announced to observe complete boycott of courts proceedings and would observe black day by wearing black armbands. SCBA vice president, Ghulam Nabi Bhatti lauded the sacrifices of the lawyers rendered for the independence of judiciary and the rule of law in the country. He also appealed to all Bars in the country to boycott court proceedings on May 12 against the failure of the government to arrest the culprits involved in killing of more than 50 innocent people on May 12 last year. LBA president Manzoor Qadir told The Nation that LBA and LHCBA would hold their general house meetings to condemn the government's failure in arresting the May 12 culprits and pay tribute to the victims. He said a strategy would be devised to ensure full strike. He called for immediate release of inquiry report into the incident that, he said, would bring fore the real hands behind the carnage. He said the issue of reinstatement of deposed judges was being unnecessarily delayed by using delaying tactics. He said lawyers believed in the sovereignty of the Parliament and asked ruling coalition to present this issue before the assembly today. APDM to hold seminars to protest against Karachi tragedy APDM and Jamat Islami will observe black day throughout the country including the City on Monday (today) to condemn killing of dozens of innocent people on the visit of deposed CJP Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry to Karachi on May 12 last. APDM will organise seminars at major cities while special ceremonies will be held to offer Fateha for those who lost their lives on May 12, 2007 and April 9, 2008 in Karachi. The APDM will hoist black flags at houses, offices and shops and organise rallies at provincial and district headquarters in the country to protest against killing of dozens of innocent people. The APDM and JI will hold protest demonstration outside Lahore Press Club at 4 pm. JI Lahore Amir Hafiz Salman Butt, Secretary Information Amirul Azeem and other leaders will address the participants of the rally.  Amir JI Qazi Hussain Ahmed has appealed the nation to actively participate in the protests on black day. He said that 48 innocent people were brutally killed on Karachi roads but Musharraf termed it a show of political power of MQM. He said that the killers recognised on TV screens were moving freely. He said that no inquiry was held and not a single person has been arrested so far. He said that the same party once again burnt alive a number of lawyers on April 9, 2008. He said that the entire nation wanted probe and action against the responsible persons.