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Lawyers killed in Pakistan: 2001-2017

 

Incidents
Killed
Injured

2001

0
0
0

2002

0
0
0

2003

0
0
0

2004

1
1
0

2005

0
0
0

2006

0
0
0

2007

2
16
54

2008

1
7
80

2009

0
0
0

2010

2
2
0

2011

1
1
0

2012

3
5
0

2013

6
6
1

2014

3
13
25

2015

2
2
0

2016

0
0
0

2017

1
1
0

Total*

22
54
160
*Data till November 19, 2017
+The exact number is not specified

2004

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

December 29

North West Frontier Province

A lawyer and an activist of a banned religious party are shot dead in suspected sectarian attacks at Dera Ismail Khan in the North West Frontier Province.

1
0
Total
1
0

2007

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

May 6

Multan / Punjab

Unidentified gunmen shot dead two Shia clerics in a suspected sectarian attack at Chaubara town near Multan in the Punjab province. The attackers, reportedly Sunni militants, attacked the clerics who were sleeping in the guesthouse of a Shia leader. The clerics died on the spot while another guest, a Shia lawyer, was wounded.

0
1
2
July 17 Islamabad

A suicide bomber struck outside the venue of a lawyers rally in Islamabad, killing 16 people and injuring at least 63, including 10 police officials.

16
53
Total
16
54

2008

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 10

Lahore High Court / Lahore / Punjab

At least 24 people, including 17 policemen, were killed and 80 others injured in a suicide bomb blast outside the Lahore High Court, minutes before the arrival of an anti-government lawyers' procession.

7
80
Total
7
80

2010

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

September 6

Mastung / Balochistan

The bullet-riddled dead body of an abducted lawyer, Zaman Marri, was recovered from Mastung in Balochistan.

1
0
2
September 24 Khuzdar / Balochistan

A bullet-riddled dead body of an abducted Baloch lawyer, Ali Sher Kurd, was found from a desolate place in Khuzdar.

1
0
Total
2
0

2011

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

June 13

North Nazimabad / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified armed militants shot dead Zia Alam Advocate, lawyer of Ajmal Pahari in North Nazimabad within the jurisdiction of Sir Syed Police Station.

1
0
Total
1
0

2012

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

January 25

Maulana Din Muhammad Wafai Road / Karachi / Sindh

Unidentified assailants shot dead three members of the Shia Lawyers' Forum on Maulana Din Muhammad Wafai Road of Karachi.

3
0
2
October 19 Lahore / Punjab

Unidentified armed militants shot dead a Senior Lawyer and Shia activist Shakir Ali Rizvi near the Jain Mandir area in Lahore District while he was heading to the Lahore High Court with a colleague.

1
0
3
November 20

Sumundari / Faisalabad / Punjab

The dead body of senior lawyer, Chaudhary Manzoor Akhtar, who was abducted on November 14, 2012, was recovered from a canal in Sumundari city of Faisalabad District of Punjab.

1
0
Total
5
0

2013

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

February 8

Gulistan-e-Jauhar town / Karachi / Sindh

Mian Mohammad Tariq (55), the senior advocate of the Sindh High Court, was shot dead in Gulistan-e-Jauhar town in Karachi of Sindh.

1
0
2
February 8 Gulbahar / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants shot dead a senior Shia lawyer, Malik Jarrar Hussain, in the Gulbahar area of Peshawar.

1
0
3
February 22

Paharipura PS / Peshawar / KP

Unidentified assailants shot dead a lawyer in the limits of Paharipura Police Station of Peshawar, the provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

1
0
4
March 18 Dalazak Road / Peshawar / KP

An unidentified assailant shot dead a Shia lawyer and injured his assistant seriously on Dalazak Road in Peshawar.

1
1
5
March 28

Fauji Foundation / Rawalpindi / Punjab

Unidentified assailants shot dead a senior lawyer, identified as Chaudhry Aslam of the Supreme Court, near Fauji Foundation Hospital of Rawalpindi.

1
0
6
May 3

ICI Bridge / Baghdadi / Karachi / Sindh

A lawyer, Shakeel Ahmed Jan Bangash, was killed and his father Ali Ahmed Jan was injured by unidentified assailants in a targeted attack at ICI Bridge of Baghdadi area of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
Total
6
1

2014

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

March 3

Court house complex / Islamabad

At least 11 people, including Additional District and Sessions Judge Rafaqat Awan, a woman lawyer, and a Policeman, were killed and 25 others were injured when militants attacked the courthouse complex in Islamabad.

11
25
2
April 11 Martin Quarters / Martin Road / Jamshed Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia lawyer, identified as Advocate Syed Ghulam Haider (52), was shot dead in Martin Quarters on Martin Road in Jamshed Town of Karachi.

1
0
3
May 3 Orangi Town / Karachi / Sindh

A lawyer, identified as Mohammad Idris and his driver Noman Shah were killed in Karachi's Orangi Town. Member of MQM's Rabita Committee Saif Yar Khan said that the driver was a MQM worker.

1
0
Total
13
25


2015

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1

July 7

Agra / Khairpur / Sindh

Unidentified assailants shot dead a lawyer of the Sindh High Court, identified as Wakeel Sahib Khan, in Agra area of Khairpur District in Sindh. The assailants managed to flee from the scene after committing the murder.

1
0
2
August 3

Agra / Khairpur / Sindh

A lawyer, identified as Ashfaq Qaimkhani, while his friend Rifaat Zaidi was injured when unidentified armed assailants opened fire on his car near Mian University Road in Gulshan Town of Karachi in Sindh.

1
0
3
August 28

Hassan Square / Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town / Karachi / Sindh

A Shia advocate of Sindh High Court (SHC), identified as Syed Ameer Hyder Shah, was shot dead by unidentified militants while he was travelling in his car near Hassan Square in Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town.

1
0
Total*
3
0

2016

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
Total*
0
0

2017

S.N.

Date

Place / District

Incidents

killed
Injured
1
March 4

Shabqadar / Charsadda / KP

Unidentified gunmen killed a lawyer, identified as Mohammed Jan Gigyani apparently in a targeted shooting near the Afghanistan border in Shabqadar in Charsadda District in the KP.

1
0
Total*
1
0
*Data till November 12, 2017

 

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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