SC warns of suo motu notice if FIR of attack on Imran not registered in 24 hours

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday directed the Punjab police chief to register a first information report (FIR) of the gun attack on PTI chief Imran Khan within 24 hours.

The PTI chief, who was leading the party’s long march, was injured during a gun attack at a protest gathering in Punjab’s Wazirabad on November 3. A PTI supporter, Muazzam Nawaz, was killed in the incident while 14 others, including Imran, were wounded.

The matter was raised at the hearing of a contempt plea filed by the interior ministry against Imran for allegedly flouting a May 25 order of the apex court that defined the limits for the party’s ‘Azadi March’ gathering in Islamabad at the time.

During the hearing, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial warned of taking suo motu notice if the FIR of the attack was not registered.

He also asked the Punjab inspector general of police, who joined the hearing from the SC’s Lahore registry via video link, why the FIR was not registered.

“Tell us when the FIR will be registered,” he said.

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