Prime Minister condemns firing incident at Supreme Court judge’s residence

Islamabad, April 16, 2018 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has strongly condemned the incident of firing at the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan in Lahore. He directed the authorities concerned at the federal and provincial level to bring the culprits to task at the earliest. Two Incidents of firing took place at house of Supreme Court Judge, Justice Ejazul Ahsan last night (Saturday) and early morning today (Sunday).

After the incident, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar reached there and called Inspector General of Police Punjab Arif Nawaz Khan on the site. The Chief Justice himself is monitoring the issue at the moment. Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has also condemned the firing incident at the residence of Supreme Court Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan.

In a statement, she said that such elements should be exposed on top priority. Meanwhile, Pakistan Army has condemned the firing incident at the residence of Justice Aijaz ul Ahsan. In a statement, ISPR said that all stake holders should ensure secure environment for effective functioning of the state institutions and continue the efforts to consolidate improving peace and stability.

The Model Town Police Lahore has registered an FIR regarding firing at the residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan against unknown persons. Attempt to murder and terrorism sections included in the FIR, which was registered on the complaint of a police constable. Meanwhile a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has been constituted to look into the firing incidents at the residence of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore. Two separate firing incidents were reported at the residence of Supreme Court Justice.

The spokesperson of the Punjab Government Malik Ahmad Khan said in a press release that additional IG Muhammad Tahir will head the JIT, which will comprise DIG Investigation Sultan Chaudhry besides representatives of the Military Intelligence, Inter-Services Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau. Officers of the Special Branch and Forensics Agency are also included in the team.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557

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