JIT to investigate firing incidents at Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan's residence

Gunmen attack house of Pakistan SC judge

Unidentified assailants fired shots at the house of Supreme Court Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan in Model Town, Lahore.

Gunshots were fired twice at Justice Ijaz's house-once during the previous night and again on Sunday morning.

The Chief Justice is personally monitoring the situation, the statement said, adding that a forensic team has also reached the scene to collect evidence while ballistic experts are called in to determine the nature of fire.

Moreover, Punjab government has formed a Joint Investigation Team to probe the incident.

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Following the shootings, Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar rushed to Justice Ahsan's residence, and summoned the Inspector-General (IG) of Punjab in reference to the incident.

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.

It is worth mentioning that 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 the then prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

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