The Law Society is deeply concerned by the death of lawyers Rana Khalid Abbas and Irfan Chauhan and the serious wounding of Zohaib Sahi, who were shot in a protest in the city of Daska, province of Punjab, on 25 May.

We have been informed that this incident took place after a confrontation between a group of lawyers and staff from the Tehsil Municipal Administration (TMA) which escalated into a protest. We understand that the Daska Police was called and attended the protest. It has been noted that the station house officer, Sardar Shehzad (also referred to as Inspector Shehzad Warraich) fired a military-style assault rifle at the protesters killing and injuring the lawyers mentioned above.

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