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SC summons Imran Khan in APS case today

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SC summons Imran Khan in APS case today

ISLAMABAD, Nov 10,2021

The Supreme Court of Pakistan, on Wednesday, while hearing the Army Public School (APS) Peshawar tragedy case, summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan.

The security of the Supreme Court of Pakistan has been placed on high alert in view of the possible appearance of Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Prime Minister Imran Khan’s security staff reached the Supreme Court, the Prime Minister’s security staff also reviewed the security arrangements at the entrances.

 A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed is hearing the Army Public School (APS) tragedy case.

Attorney General Khalid Javed told the court that no FIR could be registered against the top officials.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan said that he was asked to inform about the gap left in the case, adding that the incident of APS was a failure of security.

Attorney General Khalid Javed said that we accept all the mistakes, I will leave the office but I will not defend anyone. If the court gives me some time, I will take instructions from the Prime Minister and other officials and inform the court about the matter.

 

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed said that this is a serious matter and we will seek reply from the Prime Minister.

Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed asked whether a case was registered against the former army chief and other responsible persons.

 

The Attorney General replied that there was no finding in the inquiry report against the former Army Chief and DG ISI.

 

The apex court expressed its displeasure that the incident was a security breach and that the government should accept responsibility for it, adding that all military and political authorities at the time should have been aware of it.

 

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed said that the country has such a large intelligence system, billions of rupees are spent on intelligence, it is also claimed that we are the best intelligence agency in the world, when it comes to the protection of our people, where the intelligence gone away?

 

Mention of negotiations with the banned TTP

Negotiations with the banned TTP were also mentioned in the court during the hearing.

Justice Qazi Amin said that there are reports that the state is negotiating with a group, isn’t it the job of the state to reach and catch the real culprits?  

Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed remarked that children cannot be left to die in schools, action has been taken against watchmen and soldiers, in fact the action should have started from above, top take the salaries and benefits and go away.

Justice Ijaz-ul-Ahsan remarked that it was not possible that the terrorists had not get support from within. 

The Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan today and directed him to appear before the court immediately and adjourned the hearing of the case till 11:30 am.

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