Police Killed Two Lawyers in Daska amid Protest
SIALKOT: Two lawyers, including Daska Bar Association President Rana Khalid Abbas, were killed and two others wounded on Monday during a clash between protesting lawyers and police in Daska tehsil of Sialkot district in Punjab.
Officials of Daska Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) along with SHO of Daska city police station Shehzad Warraich were conducting an anti-encroachment drive in Sialkot's Daska tehsil when local residents and lawyers staged a protest, seeking more time from authorities.
The SHO opened straight fire to disperse the protestors as a result of which a pedestrian and three lawyers, including the Daska bar president, sustained gunshot wounds.
The injured were shifted to Civil Hospital Daska where Rana Khalid Abbas and another lawyer succumbed to their wounds during treatment.
Fear and tension gripped the area after the incident as lawyers and area residents took to the streets protesting against the action. Businesses and markets also closed down after the clash.
SHO Shehzad Warraich was later arrested on the orders of District Police Officer Dr Shahzad Asif Khan.
Abbas, an active leader of the local PTI chapter, was elected president of the Daska Bar Association in January this year.
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