Govt behind threat letters to judges: PTI

Party forms its apex committee


Rizwan Shehzad April 05, 2024
The PTI spokesperson states that the suspicious chemical-laced letters were sent to judges under a well-thought-out plan to create an atmosphere of fear. PHOTO: FILE

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ISLAMABAD:

The PTI on Friday alleged that the delivery of threatening letters laced with a toxic powdery substance to judges was a government’s conspiracy to harass them.

The party has demanded an immediate and thorough investigation into the letters sent to judges so that the elements attacking them were brought to justice at the earliest.

A PTI spokesperson made it clear that the party stood firmly with the judiciary and would not tolerate any attempt to attack the institution or coerce the judges.

Read more: LHC’s Justice Najafi becomes latest target of ‘toxic letter’

The letters were sent after the top court initiated suo motu proceedings in response to allegations made by six Islamabad High Court judges against intelligence agencies.

Separately, the PTI has formed its apex committee for making important decisions of the party.

Read: PTI wants a full-court on letter controversy

The body has been constituted on the instructions of PTI founding chairman and former premier Imran Khan.

The 10-member committee includes PTI Chairman Barrister Gohar Ali Khan, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur, Hammad Azhar, Khalid Khurshid, Hafiz Farhat, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Omar Ayub, Shibli Faraz and ex-speaker of the lower house of parliament Asad Qaiser.

Sources said the PTI was considering other names for the vacant slots of the body.

They added that the formation of the apex committee would be announced through a notification.
 

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