ISLAMABAD/LAHORE/KARACHI: There was widespread condemnation of the attack at the residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore’s Model Town on Sunday.
The Pakistan Army condemned the firing incidents at the residence of Justice Ijazul Ahsan, according to a statement by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Firing incident at the residence of Mr Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan is condemnable,” said the military’s media wing.
The statement went on to say that all stake holders must guarantee a secure security environment for the effective functioning of state institutions, as well as, continuing to take steps to foster peace and stability.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also condemned the incident. In a statement, the prime minister directed the authorities to bring the culprits to table as soon as possible.
Chairman Senate, Muhammad Sadiq Sanjrani also condemned in strong terms the incident of firing at the residence of Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan. According to press statement, the Chairman demanded immediate investigation of the incident to bring the culprits to task. He said that the Parliament was with the judiciary in upholding the supremacy of constitution and law.
Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq strongly condemning the firing incident in a statement 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. In a tweet he said, “Strongly condemn the firing at Justice Ijazul 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.”
PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari termed the attacks alarming and called for a judicial probe.
Chaudhry Shujaat and Pervez Ilahi also condemned the incident, demanding an investigation into the matter as well as provision of adequate security to SC judges.
The Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) and Lahore High Court Bar Association (LHCBA) condemned the firing incidents and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. INP/NNI/Agencies