The chief justice is monitoring the situation and keeping an eye on developments related to the firing incident. The CJ is said to have summoned Punjab Police Inspector General. Meanwhile, PSO to CM Punjab, who arrived at Justice Ahsan's residence, was not allowed to meet the top court judge by the SC administration.
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 PTI chief said that his party and the nation stand united for the supremacy of judiciary.
The firing incident took place at 10:45 last night and at 9:45 on Sunday morning.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto while condemning the firing incident has called for an independent inquiry and immediate arrest of culprit.
In an emergent media conference here, SCBA President Pir Kalim Khurshid, Vice President Qamar Zaman Qureshi and Secretary Safdar Tarar said that some elements had sheer misconception of intimidating the honorable judges of apex court through such coward tactics.
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.
He was also part of the three-member bench hearing 17 petitions against the controversial Elections Act 2017. The bench ruled that an individual disqualified under Article 62 and 63 can not hold the chairmanship of a political party, leading to Nawaz Sharif losing the presidency of PML-N.
Supreme Court judges, including Justice Ijaz, are now in the provincial capital hearing several cases at the apex court's Lahore registry.
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