Police present report on top court judge residence attack

The bullet recovered from the house- Geo News

The bullet recovered from the house- Geo News

Meanwhile, the case of the attack on the apex court judge's residence has been lodged against unidentified persons in Model Town Police Station and provisions of terrorism and attempted murder have been included in the case.

A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was constituted to probe into the incidents. The team will furnish a report later on Monday. A search has been conducted in the vicinity.

On Sunday, gunshots were fired at the house of Justice Ahsan twice within the span of a few hours.

The PFSA's Fire Arms and Tool Marks (FATM) department will provide a detailed forensic report once an analysis of the submitted evidence is completed.

The TV channel reported that Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar has reached the residence of the Supreme Court judge.

Chairman PPP in a statement regarded the incident as inexpiable act.

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

"Struggle for peace and stability should continue", it said.

Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Senate chairman Sadiq Sanjrani, MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar, All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) chief retired Gen Pervez Musharraf, and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri also condemned the incident. His government called for immediate action to be taken.

Justice Ahsan was part of the five-member bench that heard the high-profile Panamagate case a year ago that led to the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, the then prime minister.

Asif Ali Zardari, the co-chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and the country's former president, called for a high-level judicial probe into the incident.

The chief justice is believed to be personally overseeing the investigations.

Saqib Nisar has requested the legal fraternity to attend the courts tomorrow for the sake of dispensation of justice to litigants whose cases were already fixed for hearing on Monday in different courts. He had taken oath as the new chief justice of Lahore High Court (LHC) in November 2015.

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