Islamabad (Staff Report): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan have condemned the incident of firing at the residence of Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan in Lahore.
In a statement, the prime minister directed the authorities to bring the culprits to table as soon as possible.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan took to Twitter to condemn the incident.
Strongly condemn the firing at Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan's house. These Sicilian-mafia-like tactics to pressurise senior judiciary are unacceptable in any democracy. PTI stands firmly behind the Judiciary & Rule of Law & this is one reason behind our 29th April Minar-i-Pakistan jalsa— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) April 15, 2018
Bilawal also said in a tweet that his party strongly condemns firing on the residence of justice Ijazul Ahsan.
Two separate firing incidents took place at Supreme Court judge Justice Ijazul Ahsan’s residence in Model Town, Lahore.
A statement by the apex court stated unidentified gunmen struck the judge's Model Town residence first late last night and then again early morning today (Sunday).
The first firing incident occurred at 10:45 pm Saturday night and it again happened at 9:10 am on Sunday morning. No casualties were reported in the attacks.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar arrived at the residence of his fellow judge after the incident and is overseeing the situation, the statement added. The CJP summoned Inspector General of Punjab to probe the matter.
The judge's house is located very close to the residence of the Punjab chief minister and his son Member of the National Assembly Hamza Shehbaz.
Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has taken notice of the incident, ordering an investigation. 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.