Shots fired at residence of Supreme Court judge Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan

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According to a spokesperson for the Government of Punjab, the JIT, to be headed by additional inspector-general of police (IG) Muhammad Tahir, will comprise Sultan Chaudhry, the deputy inspector-general for investigation, alongside representatives from the Military Intelligence (MI), Inter-Services Intelligence (IS), and Intelligence Bureau (IB).

Unidentified gunmen fired shots at the residence of the SC.

Police officials said the shell has been sent for forensic analysis, adding that they are also reviewing footage of CCTV cameras in the area. There were no reports of anyone receiving injuries as a result of the firing.

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto while condemning the firing incident has called for an independent inquiry and immediate arrest of culprit.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar is reported to have reached the residence of Justice Ahsan in the morning and summoned the Punjab Inspector General to probe the case.

Meanwhile, the legal community announced to wear black armbands in protest on Monday.

In an audacious attack, shots were fired at the judge's house in Lahore's Model Town on Saturday night and again today morning.

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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.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi condemned the incident and directed the authorities concerned at the federal and provincial level to bring the culprits to task at the earliest.

The cowardly gun attack on the house of Supreme Court's Justice Ijaz-ul-Hassan raked in support for the judge from Pakistan's politicians and army on Sunday.

On the other hand, Marriyum Aurangzeb, the Minister of Information for State, in her condemnation said such anarchists should be unveiled as soon as possible.

Justice Ahsan was part of the five-member bench that heard the high-profile Panamagate case previous year that led to the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif, the then prime minister.

Further, Justice Ahsan often spends his weekends in Lahore, where he, along with the chief justice, presides several cases related to public welfare in Supreme Court's Lahore registry. He was part of the five-member bench that disqualified the ex-premier in the Panama Papers case past year.

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