December 4, 2021
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

PM Khan grilled by SC in APS attack case

PM Khan grilled by SC in APS attack case

 Pakistan  Pakistan

The Supreme Court summoned Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday over his government’s inaction against those held responsible for the Army Public School (APS) attack.

PM Khan was questioned over the ongoing talks with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

The prime minister was summoned around 10 am, but he arrived roughly two hours later, just before noon.

A three-judge bench – led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Gulzar Ahmed and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan and Justice Qazi Mohammad Amin Ahmed — heard the PM in a case linked to the deadly terrorist attack in 2014.

Addressing the premier, CJ Gulzar said, “You are in power. The administration is also yours. You brought those guilty to the negotiating table?”

Read Also | Nauman Niaz apologises for his brawl with Shoaib Akhtar

In response, the prime minister said he believes in the rule of law and will take steps directed by the Supreme Court.

At this, the Supreme Court said his government should listen to the parents of the schoolchildren and lock action against the culprits. “The government should take strict action against those involved in the massacre.”

The prime minister said the government would fulfil the requirements of justice. The apex court directed PM Khan to ensure implementation of its October 20 verdict.

“Parents are asking where the security system was on that day? Despite our comprehensive orders, no action was taken by anyone.”

The prime minister apprised the chief justice that a National Action Plan was brought forth after the APS massacre, maintaining that there is “no holy cow” in Pakistan.

“We emerged victorious in the war against terrorism,” he said. “There were bomb blasts every single day.”

It merits mentioning that a total of 147 people – including 132 children, were killed when TTP militants stormed the APS School in Peshawar. Now, the government is in talks with the TTP, agreeing on a “complete ceasefire” with the terror group,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


How do you see the govt's measures to control inflation and provide relief to the poor?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

More Stories

Carnage at PSX: More than 2,000 points lost in intraday trading

Carnage at PSX: More than 2,000 points lost in intraday trading

Pakistan – The Pakistan Stock Exchange (PSX) witnessed a bloodbath on Thursday, with the benchmark index going down by 1,936 points during intraday trading. Traders cited the broadening trade deficit as the reason behind the…

Pakistan’s trade deficit hits all-time high

Pakistan’s trade deficit hits all-time high

Pakistan – In Pakistan November brought a rise of 162.4 per cent in the country’s trade deficit, primarily driven by a significant increase in the national import bill. The negative trend in the trade deficit…

Video: Man commits suicide at Lucky One Mall in Karachi

Video: Man commits suicide at Lucky One Mall in Karachi

Karachi – A 40-year-old unemployed man died by jumping from the third floor at Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall, the police confirmed Tuesday. The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Paposh Nagar for medico-legal…

Related Videos


Join Our Newsletter

Get latest articles, Jobs, freebies, entertainment news delivered directly to your inbox.

170000 subscribers are here.