MULTAN-The black coats observed strike on Monday against Quetta terrorist attack and brought out rallies in Multan, Bahawalpur, Dera Ghazi Khan, Rahim Yar Khan and other cities of South Punjab region.

The protesting lawyers marched on roads and carried out non-stop sloganeering against the terrorists. They were holding placards and banners inscribed with their demands regarding immediate arrest of the culprits.

President High Court Bar Multan Jamshed Hayat Sheikh said that the lawyers took to the roads on the call of Pakistan Bar Council to get their protest registered against terrorists attack on lawyers. He said that the terrorists could not intimidate the lawyers and they would continue to discharge their noble obligation of dispensation of justice. He said the brave lawyers are ready to face any challenge including that of terrorism. Political worker also joined them to express solidarity with legal community.

359 ELECTED UNOPPOSED ON RESERVED SEATS

AS many as 359 candidates have been elected unopposed on reserved seats in local governments in Multan district. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) sources disclosed on Monday that out of total 925 reserved seats in Multan district, at least 359 had won unopposed while the election to the remaining 566 seats would begin from September 1. Sources further revealed that the election for seats in district council and Municipal Corporation will take place on September 1, municipal committees September 2 and union councils September 3. The results will be declared on September 4 while the winners will take oath on September 10.

Sources further revealed that out of 359 unopposed candidates, as many as 109 were women, 102 youth, 97 labour and 51 minority. Similarly, the candidates against youth, labour and minority candidates in municipal committee Shujabad have been elected while the election to the woman councillor seat will be held later. In municipal committee Jalalpur, the minority candidate has been elected unopposed while the election to woman and youth councillor will be held.

No candidate for the labour seat submitted nominated papers in this committee.