JIT to probe firing at residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan

Justice Ijazul Ahsan

On Sunday, the residence of Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan was sacked twice in 12 hours.

Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s son-in-law retired Captain Muhammad Safdar said on Monday that firing at Justice Ijazul Ahsan's residence is a cheap tactic.

An FIR [First Information Report] about the incident was also filed in Model Town police station against unknown persons under the Anti-Terrorism Act and u/s 324, 506-B, 427 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). Additional IG Muhammad Tahir is heading the probe.

Forensic teams visited the house of the top judge and collected evidence from the crime scene.

The Supreme Court Bar Association threatened to go on strike on Monday but after the appeal Chief Justice Saqib Nisar cancelled plan.

"All stakeholders should ensure [a] secure environment for [the] effective functioning of the state institutions and continue the efforts to consolidate improving peace and stability".

Later on, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also released a condemnation message and directed for the early arrest of those responsible.

As the news of the firing made headlines, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar while taking cognizance of the incident reached the residence of the apex court judge.

Similarly, Shehbaz Sharif, the Chief Minister for Punjab, took notice of the incident, advising the province's top cop to round up the culprits.

Anwarul Haq, President Lahore Hight Court Bar, has called the incident an attack on Judiciary.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan took to Twitter to condemn incident.

An unidentified gunman fired on the residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was the member of the bench which ruled the verdict of disqualification of former premier Nawaz Sharif in July 2017, on Sunday in Lahore.

He has also remained the chief justice of the Lahore High Court.

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