Condemnations pour in after senior lawyer Latif Afridi's murder.

DIR/BAJAUR -- People from all walks of life, including political leaders, condemned the killing of senior Supreme Court lawyer Abdul Latif Afridi in a gun attack on the premises of the Peshawar High Court here on Monday.

Awami National Party president Asfandyar Wali Khan denounced the murder of Mr Afridi as the 'most dastardly act.'

He said Mr Afridi was not only a senior lawyer but he had contributed to the national movement as well.

'Today is the black day not only for the lawyers but for the entire Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as well,' he said in a statement issued in Charsadda.

Mr Asfandyar sympathised with the family of the deceased and prayed for his soul.

Qaumi Watan Party chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao also condemned the killing of Mr Afridi and said the entire nation stood with the deceased's family in the current time of distress.

Legal community announces boycott of courts

'Such incidents cause unrest among lawyers,' the QWP chief said in a statement.

Also,members of the legal fraternity in Lower Dir district on Monday condemned the killing of Mr Afridi.

Former president of the district bar association Jehan Bahadar told reporters in the Timergara area that the senior lawyer's killing on the high court's premises had exposed the security lapse on part of authorities.

'Such brutal acts can't be tolerated in any part of the country,' he said.

Mr Bahadar said lawyers across the province would boycott courts from today (Tuesday) as a protest against the killing of the senior lawyer.

He said the deceased was a teacher of thousands of lawyers and a symbol of love, kindness and principles.

Other members of the association also condemned the killing and prayed for the departed soul.

Meanwhile, political leaders and lawyers in Bajaur tribal district condemned the killing of Mr Afridi in Peshawar attack.

In separate statements, the local leaders of...

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