SC commands IG Punjab to register FIR of attack on Khan in 24 hours

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The Supreme Court on Monday has ordered the Punjab Police Inspector General to file an FIR of the assassination attempt on PTI Chairman Imran Khan within 24 hours.

During the hearing of Imran Khan’s Contempt of court case in the Supreme Court Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial while issuing the directives stated, “Register an FIR within 24 hours or else we will take suo moto notice.”

However, Faisal Shahkar, the IG of Punjab, disclosed to the court that the provincial government of Pervaiz Ellahi refused to allow him to record the FIR.

“Police can register the FIR itself under the criminal justice system. It’s been more than 90 hours, but no FIR has been filed,” said CJ Umar Bandial.

He also told Faisal Shahkar to investigate the case and collect the evidence.

Supreme Court also directed Imran khan’s lawyer Salman Akram Raja to submit Khan’s reply within a week.

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Fawad Chaudhry called the Supreme Court’s instructions regarding the filing of a first information report on Imran’s attack the “first step towards justice”.

Imran Khan on Thursday survived an assassination attempt at Wazirabad while leading his long march.

He got shot in the leg and was shifted to Shukat Khanam Cancer hospital for treatment.

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