Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Lawyers killing lawyers

Unfortunately, it's not in Washington:
At least seven people have been killed and 12 others injured after rival groups of lawyers clashed in the Pakistani city of Karachi, police say.
They say the clashes soon became full scale riots with offices and cars set alight in parts of the southern city.
Violence initially broke out when supporters of President Musharraf held a protest against Tuesday's assault on a former cabinet minister by attorneys.
Sher Afgan Niazi, a former government minister, had been attacked by a mob.
"... attacked by a mob" of lawyers? As long as all seven kiled and 12 injured were lawyers, this could be a sign of remarkable progress in Pakistan. It's like the old joke:
Q: What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean?
A: A good start!
Hat tip to Mariel Leonard.

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