May 12 bloodshed: Pakistan lawyers to observe Black Day today

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) is observing a black day on Tuesday (today) over the May 12 incident which took place eight years ago in Karachi, ARY News reports.

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Karachi turned into a battleground on this day eight years ago as street clashes witnessed at various areas of the metropolis, claiming around 50 lives on the arrival of former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry in Pakistan’s largest city.

Former Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry

The culprits of the killings and rioting have not been apprehended as yet.

Pakistan Bar Council observing black day to mark the incidents in which blood spilled on the streets of Karachi.

Black flags will be hoisted on the bar council buildings across the country while lawyers will don black arm bands.

The lawyers will stay away from court proceedings today.

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