LAHORE: Unidentified gunmen fired shots – in two separate incidents only hours apart – at the house of SC Judge Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan here last night and this morning.
According to details the first attack took place at 10.45pm last night while the second firing took place at 9.10am. A 9mm bullet casing was found in the veranda of the house last night while another was found near the kitchen. However, no casualties were reported.
After the attacks CJP reached Justice Ijaz’s house and summoned Punjab IG, who has been asked to investigate the incident. CJP is monitoring the matter himself. Shahbaz Sharif, CM of the province, while asking IGP to submit a report, ordered immediate arrests of the attackers.
Cynics are trying to find a connection between the attacks and the fact that Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan is the monitoring judge of the ongoing corruption references against Sharif clan, filed by NAB in an accountability court. They are also trying to figure out why the attack came just days after SC gave its historical verdict about life-time ban on Nawaz Sharif.
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Balochistan Turmoil: Five militants killed, 29 facilitators arrested in Dera Bugti operation!
QUETTA: Balochistan Home Minister Mir Sarfaraz Bugti has informed today that five militants of an outlawed organization were killed and 29 suspected facilitators arrested in an operation by Frontier Corps (FC) in hilly areas of Bamboo Top in Dera Bugti district.
Addressing a press conference along with Commissioner Dera Bugti Javed Nabi Khosa and senior FC officers here, he said the personnel of FC had cleared Bamboo Top of the terrorists after a successful operation, in which huge quantity of weapons and ammunition was also recovered.
Due to the efforts of FC, the back of terrorists in Dera Bugti and surrounding areas had been broken and with the cooperation of people, the rest of the militants would also be eliminated, he added.
On the occasion, more than 20 rebels also surrendered to the security forces, who were handed over the national flag by the home minister.
Bugti offered the self-exiled Baloch persons living abroad to join the national mainstream as they would be welcomed, otherwise they would be eliminated.
He said the provincial government in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies had under a strategy forced the miscreants to flee from urban areas to hills and now under the peaceful Balochistan package, they were being included in the national mainstream.
Man incarcerated for a quarter century for assaulting a minor girl!
JHANG: An additional sessions judge here today has awarded 25 years imprisonment and imposed fine of Rs one million in a minor girl assault case, registered by Saddar police station.
The police had booked one Mujahid Abbas of Kot Khaira on thecharge of assaulting a 7-year-old girl, Gulshan Bibi, two years ago, and submitted the challan in the court of law.
After observing evidence and listening to witnesses, Additional Sessions Judge Naeem Ahmed Sheikh awarded him 25 years jail term.
Rao Anwar Case: ATC sends former SSP on judicial remand till 2nd of May!
KARACHI: Former SSP Rao Anwar, allegedly involved in extra-judicial killings – including of Naqeebullah Mehsud – has been sent to jail on judicial remand till 2nd day of May.
Rao Anwar, who was brought to ATC in an APC, appeared quite composed despite facing noose if proven guilty. IO of the case had requested the court to send Anwar on judicial remand facilitating him to prepare and submit final challan of the case.
He maintained that the challan was to be registered as per the new JIT recommendation that has been formed to investigate the case.
While Rao and another accused Shakeel had been sent to jail till 2nd of April, the judicial remand of other suspects was extended until an unfixed date.
Rao Anwar, eleven of his incarcerated and fourteen bolted subordinates are accused of kidnapping Naqeebullah Mehsud for ransom, murdering him and other three detainees in an orchestrated ‘encounter’. The staged killing was termed as an encounter against ‘militants’ by policemen.
The gang has also been booked in a case for planting hand-grenades and pistols on the four victims after murdering them. Citing the planted arms and explosives a fabricated case was also registered by Rao Anwar & gang against the deceased.
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