Model Town tribunal's Justice Baqar receives death threat

Published: July 12, 2014
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Justice Ali Baqar Najafi. PHOTO: LHC.GOV.PK

Justice Ali Baqar Najafi. PHOTO: LHC.GOV.PK

LAHORE: Security outside the Lahore High Court was beefed up on Saturday after Justice Ali Baqar Najafi received a death threat, Express News reported. 

Baqar is heading the one-man judicial tribunal formed to probe the Model Town clashes between Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) activists in Lahore that left at least 14 PAT workers dead and dozens injured, received a letter threatening his life on Saturday. The reason behind the death threat was not clear till the filing of this report.

Personnel of the elite force and police commandos were posted outside the court to ensure his security.

Baqar, 50, has conducted over 1,000 cases including judgements relating to the civil, criminal and corporate law as well as narcotics, corruption and immigration.

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  • Racer
    Jul 12, 2014 - 1:26PM

    He’s an honourable man. Though on the wrong side of the sectarian fence according to the extremist elements in Pakistani society.

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  • Jul 12, 2014 - 1:34PM

    A cheap tactic by Noon. Hopefully truth will prevail and real face behind the tragic incident will be exposed. InshaAllah.

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  • Jul 12, 2014 - 1:34PM

    Seems that Na Maloom afraad-s don’t want the case to be heard.

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  • Malveros
    Jul 12, 2014 - 1:39PM

    He is being targeted just because he is shia. This is shameful.

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  • ozair
    Jul 12, 2014 - 2:04PM

    The police incharge of this man’s security is the same police under investigation. Feel sorry for this guy already

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  • A J KHAN
    Jul 12, 2014 - 2:14PM

    Either it is Punjab Police or Punjab Police.

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  • Jafri
    Jul 12, 2014 - 3:05PM

    Wao. PMLN shamelessness touching new lows. Threatening their own one-man commission. Can any champion of free & fair judiciary and democracy tell us why hasn’t Supreme court taken a Su mouto notice yet at this brutality and state terrorism?

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  • jami
    Jul 12, 2014 - 3:55PM

    A great man

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  • jk
    Jul 12, 2014 - 4:31PM

    Bureaucracy at its best.May justice be served to masses.Recommend

  • umar
    Jul 12, 2014 - 7:08PM

    @A J KHAN: PTI, Qadri or PML-Q – as these are opportunists and nothing else.Recommend

  • imran ali
    Jul 13, 2014 - 3:07AM

    typical of Shareef tactics ….through Punjabi talibans

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