JIT to probe firing at SC Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence

  • JIT to probe firing at SC Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence

JIT to probe firing at SC Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence

After hearing about the incident, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar reached Justice Ejaz ul Ahsan's residence this morning and condemned the incident.

In an audacious attack, shots were fired at Pakistan Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan's house in Lahore on Saturday night and again today morning.

In the firing incidents, no human casualties have been reported so far. The chief justice is said to be overseeing the situation himself.

As per the initial investigation report issued by the police, Pakistan Rangers VIP Venue shift in-charge Naik Abdur Razzaq reported - at around 10:45 PM on April 14 - that a stray bullet hit the upper collar of the main gate of a house in H Block Model Town in Lahore. It added that a search operation has been conducted on the probable direction of the bullet trajectory. Meanwhile, PSO to CM Punjab, who arrived at Justice Ahsan's residence, was not allowed to meet the top court judge by the SC administration.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has condemn the firing incident, directing the authorities to arrest the elements behind it.

The top leadership of Pakistan People's Party (PPP), including former president Asif Ali Zardari, Bilawal Bhutto and Faryal Talpur, also released the statements of condemnation over the attack.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan condemned the attack, stating: "Sicilian-mafia-like tactics to pressurise senior judiciary are unacceptable in any democracy".

The PTI chief said that his party and the nation stand united for the supremacy of judiciary.

The Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan, which had earlier threatened to go on a strike after the shooting, later announced calling off its decision.

"Lawyers of the whole country are standing with the Supreme Court judges", SCBA Secretary Safdar Tarar said in a statement, while LHCBA President Anwarul Haq said the lawyers were soldiers of the SC judges.

He was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from his job. The bench ruled that an individual disqualified under Article 62 and 63 can not hold the chairmanship of a political party, leading to Nawaz Sharif losing the presidency of PML-N.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif also took notice of the incident and vowed an immediate action.