Zar Mina is one of many people who have spent countless hours at court trying to push her case through since her lawyer was killed.
After her husband died, his relatives claimed custody of her three children. One night, her brother-in-law abducted her 10-year-old son. She hired a lawyer, hoping the court would rule in her favour and force her late husband’s relatives to return the child.
“My son has spent nine months detained by my brother-in-law, but his case is not concluded yet,” she said outside the district courthouse. “I cannot bear to be separated from my son.”
Others, like Naseem Khan, have spent time in jail on relatively minor charges simply because nobody was available to argue their cases.
He was part owner of a jewelry shop, which was burgled and thieves stole $7,000 worth of merchandise. His business partner accused him of involvement, which he denied, and they fought. His business partner then had him charged with assault, said Khan.
"There is no justice in our judiciary and I spent five months in lockup,” he said.
His new lawyer, Waseem Khan, said that in a minor case like this, the court would usually grant bail after a couple hearings. But the bombing interrupted his case.