APS case: No sacred cow in Pakistan, says PM Imran Khan in Supreme Court

Prime Minister Imrann Khan. — Radio Pakistan/File
Prime Minister Imrann Khan. — Radio Pakistan/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday mentioned that he believes within the rule of legislation and can take motion as directed by the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

The premier made these remarks on the high courtroom after he was summoned by Chief Justice Gulzar Ahmed in a case pertaining to the Army Public School assault.

“There is no sacred cow in the country and I believe in the rule of law,” PM Imran Khan mentioned and added, “We will take action as ordered by the court.”

A 3-member bench headed by the CJP had summoned the premier in his private capability to seem earlier than the courtroom at 11:30am.

During the listening to, Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan had sought time from the courtroom for the prime minister to seem earlier than it. However, the bench expressed anger on the request of the federal government’s lawyer.

Per particulars, the courtroom had responded to the legal professional normal’s plea by saying that Imran Khan must current himself earlier than the bench, including that the mother and father of those that have been martyred within the APS bloodbath have been additionally attending the listening to of the case.

On December 16, 2014, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants stormed the Army Public School in Peshawar and martyred over 140 individuals, principally schoolchildren.

During the earlier listening to of the case, mother and father of the kids martyred within the 2014 terrorist assault had complained to the courtroom that that they had misplaced their youngsters within the assault therefore the highest civil and navy management of the nation ought to be summoned by the Supreme Court and circumstances registered in opposition to them.

The victims’ mother and father had additionally demanded of the apex courtroom to carry a clear inquiry into the incident. The courtroom had requested the legal professional normal to overview the scenario and take obligatory steps — whether or not it’s an investigation or submitting circumstances in opposition to these accountable —and inform the courtroom.

When the listening to resumed in the present day, the courtroom had requested the legal professional normal for an replace, who responded by saying that FIRs can’t be registered in opposition to the highest management.

At this, the bench had angrily informed the federal government’s lawyer that the incident had taken place on account of a “security lapse” which the federal government ought to settle for, including that the highest civil and navy leaders of the time ought to have recognized concerning the assault.

The chief justice then remarked that Pakistan’s businesses and establishments have entry to all kinds of data however relating to the safety of the individuals “our security agencies fail”.

Justice Ijaz ul Ahsan mentioned the APS bloodbath had taken place in response to Operation Zarb-e-Azb, including that state establishments ought to have taken efficient steps in opposition to it.

During the listening to, the legal professional normal had sought time to hunt directives from the prime minister and different officers so he can reply to the courtroom.

However, the bench had mentioned this was a really critical case and that it might summon the prime minister and search solutions from him.