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Gunmen open fire at residence of Pak SC judge

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Unidentified gunmen opened fire at the residence of Pakistan's here in two separate incidents only hours apart, said today.

Justice Ahsan was part of a five-member apex court bench that heard the high-profile Panamagate case last year that led to the disqualification of the then

A statement by the apex court said that the unidentified gunmen opened fire at Justice Ahsan's residence first late last night and then again early this morning.

No casualties were reported in the attacks, Dawn reported.

visited the residence of the Justice Ahsan, and called the general to probe the incidents. The is said to be overseeing the situation himself, the paper said.

Chief Minister ordered immediate arrests of the attackers. He also asked the general (IG) to submit a report on the incident.

Security personnel, including Rangers, have been deployed outside the residence of the

"This is a highly condemnable incident. We are trying our best to arrest the attackers and a thorough investigation is underway," government was quoted as saying.

He said that additional security has been provided to the

The Bar Association (SCBA) and (LHCBA) condemned the firing incidents and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

People's Party termed the attacks alarming and called for a judicial probe.

"strongly condemned" the incidents and claimed that they were "tactics to pressurise senior judiciary".

Justice Ahsan was appointed as the to supervise and monitor the implementation of the Panamagate case verdict and oversee the ongoing proceedings by the (NAB) and accountability courts against the Sharif family members and

He was also part of the three-member bench hearing 17 petitions against the controversial Elections Act 2017. The bench had ruled that an individual disqualified under Articles 62 and 63 of the Constitution cannot serve as of a political party, leading to Sharif losing his position as the

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 15:00 IST
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