ATLANTA, September 3, 2016 – The American Bar Association expresses its condolences to the friends and families of those who were killed in the attack on the district court in the city of Mardan in Pakistan Friday. It is troubling that lawyers were once again targeted in Pakistan as they were last month in Quetta.
The ABA reemphasizes its call for the Pakistani government, with law enforcement, to develop a comprehensive program to protect the lives of members of the legal profession and judiciary from further attacks. In a letter sent last month, we expressed our solidarity with the judges and lawyers of Pakistan, voiced our outrage at brutal attacks by terrorists and stressed the importance of a strong and protected legal profession to uphold the rule of law in Pakistan.
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