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Attack on Justice Ijazul Ahsan Residence: CJP Supervising The Investigation

Justice Ijazul Ahsan is a Supreme Court judge who had been appointed as observing judge to supervise the trial proceedings in the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in Islamabad against former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, and members of his family. According to the sources he was under attack on Saturday night and Sunday morning in two different incidents where shots were fired at his residence in Model Town Lahore.

Justice Ahsan was one of the five judges bench of Supreme Court who unanimously gave the verdict last year on July 28th to disqualify  the former prime minister Mian Nawaz Sharif and ordered the NAB to file corruption references against him and his family including his sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, his son in law capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar and former finance minister Ishaq Dar.

Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar took notice of the incident and visited the residence of SC judge justice Ijazul Ahsan and directed Inspector General (IG) of Punjab police Capt (retd) Arif Nawaz to personally investigate and observe the investigation of the incident. He further stated that judges of the superior court should have the foolproof security. According to supreme court representative, CJP is monitoring the situation himself and assured that whoever will be behind the incident will get the exemplary punishment. IG Punjab is advised to provide him updates on every hour. Syed Kalim Khursheed who is the president Supreme Court Bar Association also took notice of the incident and demanded to form a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to investigate the incident.

According to the sources, analysists believe that we cannot ignore the fact that people behind this incident may belong to the ruling party PML-N or they are so-called well-wishers of former disqualified prime minister Nawaz Sharif and absconder former finance minister Ishaq Dar. And intention behind the incident is just to create the fear like it happened in past when Sindh High Court judges were gunned down by MQM workers.

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