Murder accused killed in front of courtroom in Lahore

Published August 11, 2020
Victim died on the spot after being shot in the head. — AFP/File
Victim died on the spot after being shot in the head. — AFP/File

LAHORE: A man facing the murder charge was gunned down on Monday outside a courtroom at the sessions court allegedly by the complainant party.

Shahdara police had registered a case against Muhammad Nawaz on charges of killing his relative, Javed, over a property dispute.

Nawaz arrived at the sessions court for hearing of his petition for pre-arrest bail in the case. He was about to enter the courtroom when the assailant appeared and shot him in the head.

Nawaz died on the spot while the killer escaped without facing any resistance from the security personnel deputed on the court’s premises.

Later, Capital City Police Officer Zulfiqar Hameed along with other senior police officers reached the sessions court and inspected the crime scene. He met the Lahore Bar Association’s office-bearers and discussed the loopholes in the security arrangements in and outside the sessions court.

The LBA leaders condemned the incident and the police failure to ensure security of the citizens on the court’s premises.

The CCPO assured the bar of early arrest of the culprit with the help of the CCTV footage. The officer also issued orders for foolproof security arrangements at district courts in the city.

Published in Dawn, August 11th, 2020

Opinion

Poisoning minds
23 Jan 2021

Poisoning minds

ICS cadets were raised on James Mill’s notorious work.
The fog of Broadsheet
23 Jan 2021

The fog of Broadsheet

How can the government pump credibility into an official probe when it has already declared its own political verdict?
Cheating on online exams
23 Jan 2021

Cheating on online exams

The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Language mess
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Language mess

Our policy confuses the medium-of-instruction debate with the language-acquisition debate.

Editorial

23 Jan 2021

Power price hike

ALREADY struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and rising food prices, consumers received yet...
Updated 23 Jan 2021

Israeli land grab

WITH the chapter now closed on the Trump presidency, the eyes of many in the international community — ...
23 Jan 2021

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country....
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...