LAHORE - Strongly condemning militants’ attack at Army Public School in Peshawar wherein more than one hundred innocent children were killed and many others left badly injured, Pakistan Bar Council and Supreme Court Bar Association have announced strike across the country.

In separate statements issued on Tuesday, PBC Vice-Chairman Burhan Moazzam Malik and SCBA President Fazal Abbasi said they, on behalf of the legal fraternity, expressed solidarity with parents of the deceased children.

They requested the legal fraternity throughout Pakistan to observe complete strike and mourning day on Wednesday to protest against this incident. He also requested members of the bar to hold protest meetings of their respective Bar Associations to condemn this tragic incident.

They demanded of the federal and provincial governments to arrest the culprits immediately and award them exemplary punishment.

They also emphasised the need for evolving a foolproof practical strategy and plan for improving the law and order situation for ensuring safety and security of the people of Pakistan.

In case of failure of the government to arrest the terrorists who are responsible for this incident, the lawyers would chalk out future course of action, they added.

Meanwhile LHC Bar Association President Shafqat Mehmood Chohan also condemned the incident and announced complete strike today (Wednesday).

funeral prayers in absentia

The PTI will offer funeral prayers in absentia for the Peshawar school attack victims across the province, besides holding special prayers at all the party offices in the province. The party has also announced three-day mourning in this connection.

PTI leaders, Ijaz Chaudhary, Dr Yasmnin Rashid, Aslam Iqbal, Malik Sheahzad, Saloni Bokhari, Talat Naqvi, Dr Zarqa Taimur, Shafqat Mehmood and Bushra Khalid Hayat Bhatti condemning the horrific incident said that the perpetrators of this attack belongs to a special breed, which was certainly not human.

They added that barbarian acts of terrorists could not force the nation to withdraw its support from the armed services of the country for continuing war against the enemies of the state and the people.

PTI leaders remarked: “What could be the worst example of terror than the shedding the blood of the scores of children and their teachers.” They demanded that people behind this attack should be tracked down and awarded maximum punishment.

Meanwhile, MQM central Punjab leadership has also announced three-day mourning for the martyrs of Peshawar school.

Central Punjab leaders, Amir Baloch and Rana Ashraf advocate condemning the act of terrorism said that though this action was highly shocking but the nation would not rest till the elimination of last terrorist on our soil.