LAHORE - The City remained shut on Thursday in protest against Wednesdays terrorist attack on Youm-e-Shahadat Hazrat Ali (AS) procession outside Karbala Gamay Shah and Bhatti chowk claiming 37 lives and injuring 260 others including innocent women and children. The attendance was thick in the government offices and the educational institutions at public and private sector when the closure in token of mourning was announced around 10 am. The colleges suspended their admission into intermediate classes and acceptance of admission forms for postgraduate classes. The Punjab government has also extended the date of admission due to flood emergency. The markets and commercial centres had already declared the mourning on Thursday. The entire city plunged into gloom on the second day, some continued visiting the site of incident and the others at hospitals to inquire about the health of injured. Joint funeral prayers were offered at Nasir Bagh and at Karbala Gamay Shah for the martyrs. Most of the dead and injured belonged to the walled city particularly from Taxali, Mochi Gate and Bhatti Gate areas where the people converged at the affected persons residences at large number to express their condolences. The traffic remained suspended on the Lower Mall, Bhatti chowk and adjoining roads while the shopkeepers observed complete shutter down. The traders of Ichhra staged a protest demonstration against the terrorist attack and the negligence on the part of Police and security personnel. People from all walks of life and all sects equally joined in observance of mourning and strike who suspended their business and other routine activities. The mourning will continue on Friday (today) while various Shia organisations shave planned a protest after juma prayers. Special contingents of Rangers deployed soon after the terrorist attacks and ensuing riots, continued patrolling parts of the City, Lower Mall and Bhatti gate areas.