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Condemnations pour in after firing incident on SC judge’s residence

Condemnations pour in after firing incident on SC judge’s residence
April 15, 2018
LAHORE (92 News) – Condemnations poured in soon after today's firing incident at the residence of Justice Ejazul Ahsan in Lahore. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also strongly condemned the incident of firing at the residence of Supreme Court judge, Justice Ejazul Ahsan in Lahore. The prime minister directed the authorities concerned at the federal and provincial level to bring the culprits to task at the earliest. Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari termed the attacks alarming and called for a judicial probe. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan took to the twitter to condemn and express his concern over the firing incident. He said that the Sicilian-mafia-like tactics to pressurize senior judiciary are unacceptable in any democracy. The PTI chairman went on to say that the PTI stands firmly behind the Judiciary & Rule of Law & this is one reason behind our April 29 Minar-e-Pakistan rally. Condemning the incident, the legal community announced to wear black armbands in protest tomorrow. The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) condemned the firing incidents and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. SCBA Secretary Safdar Tarar said that the lawyers of the whole country are standing with the Supreme Court judges. Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani and Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Syed Khursheed Shah have also strongly condemned the firing on Justice Ejaz’s residence. They said that investigation must be carried out into the incident and the culprits be brought to the justice. They demanded the provision of adequate security to SC judges. Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Chaudhry Pervaiz Ellahi while condemning the firing incident, demanded a judicial inquiry. Ch Shujaat said that the firing incident has stunned and worried the people, adding that the culprits should be arrested and brought to justice. Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq strongly condemned the firing incident at the house of Supreme Court Judge Justice Ejazul Ahsan in Lahore. The speaker directed the authorities to bring the culprits to table as soon as possible. “This is a highly condemnable incident”, the Speaker said. Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq while condemning the attack said today is the day to express solidarity with judges adding that law enforcement agencies will arrest the culprits. Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaf leader Shah Mehmood Qureshi condemned the firing incident and said that the firing incident happened under the nose of government but no strict action has been taken yet. The PTI leader addressed the forces behind attack and said his party stands with judges who took historical decisions.