Rawalpindi - An anti-terrorism court (ATC) deferred hearing in former PM Benazir Bhutto murder case till today (Thursday) owing to strike observed by lawyers.

The ATC took up the high profile case at Adyala Jail on Wednesday. The court postponed the hearing till January 15 (Thursday) because of absence of the counsels who were on strike.

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) Special Public Prosecutor Chaudhry Azhar, however, appeared before the court.

Meanwhile, the lawyers on the call of Punjab Bar Association observed complete strike here on Wednesday against undoing the amendment in Punjab Judicial Service Rules 1994.

The lawyers boycotted court proceedings and did not appear before any court to contest cases, posing hardships for litigants who returned homes without any development in their cases.

Meanwhile, District Bar Association (DBA) Executive Committee held its first session under the chair of newly elected DBA President GM Shah on Wednesday.

The DBA demanded of the government to allocate 40 per cent quota for lawyers while appointing the judges in courts.