SC summons Prime Minister in Army Public School attack case
Dawood Ahmed :
Supreme Court has summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan in the Army Public School attack case on Wednesday. The Premier reached the apex court after the order of the Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Gulzar Ahmed regarding his appearance before the court.
Hearing of the case adjourned after the Premier briefed the apex court regarding progress about the Army Public School attack.
During the last hearing, a Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Gulzar Ahmed, had directed the attorney general to inform the court about the steps taken by the government to redress the grievances of the parents of children martyred in the attack on APS on Dec 16, 2014.
A total of 147 people, 132 of them children, were martyred when the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants stormed the APS-Warsak School, in Peshawar, almost seven years ago.
In today’s hearing, the chief justice asked Attorney General Khalid Jawed Khan whether the prime minister had read the court’s order in which he had directed the AG to take action on the complaints of the victims’ parents.
At the last hearing, the chief justice had assured the parents of the victims of the court’s assistance in their efforts for acceptance of their demands.
“The AG has been put on notice on the complaints and asked to take action, as required by the law, and if those who have been named are found guilty of negligence in the performance of their duties, necessary measures should be taken,” an order dictated by the chief justice said.
The court emphasized that unless some drastic efforts were made, the petitioners would not be satisfied.