Revenue official's murder in Surjani triggers protests.

HYDERABAD -- Revenue department's employees and lawyers boycotted work in several Sindh towns on Tuesday in protest against the murder of mukhtiarkar Ejaz Chandio who was gunned down by land-grabbers during an anti encroachment operation to get an amenity plot vacated in Surjani Town, Karachi, a day before.

In Hyderabad, revenue employees observed a tool down strike and suspended all types of work, including the process of documentation, and later staged a sit-in on Thandi Sarak, suspending flow of traffic for a couple of hours.

Sardar Shah, president of All Sindh Revenue Employees Association, who led the protest, condemned the murder of their colleague and demanded immediate arrest of his killers.

Lawyers stayed away from courts in protest against the revenue official's murder, forcing judges and magistrates to adjourn cases.

Revenue officials observed strike and took out processions in Dadu, Johi, Mehar, Sehwan, Jamshoro, Kotri, Naushahro Feroze and Nawabshah.

Slain mukhtairkar buried

The body of the slain mukhtiarkar Ejaz Chandio was brought to Meer Mohammad Chandio village by the victim's cousin PPP MPA Mumtaz Chandio and buried in their ancestral graveyard. Markets were briefly shuttered when the dead body arrived.

A shutdown strike was observed in Pad Eidan town and Larkana where revenue officials boycotted work.

In Mirpurkhas and Hussain Bux Marri talukas, mukhtiarkars and other revenue officials observed a strike and pitched a protest camp on the premises of deputy commissioner's office. They shut the revenue offices in protest and demanded the government ensure arrest of the suspected killers of their colleague.

They urged the functionaries...

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