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Lahore High Court Judges Receive Threatening Letters; Security Measures Intensified

Lahore High Court Judges Receive Threatening Letters; Security Measures Intensified

After the Islamabad High Court (IHC), four judges of the Lahore High Court (LHC) also received threatening letters on Wednesday, as revealed by the LHC’s Registrar’s Office.

The judges who received these letters include Justice Shujaat Ali Khan, Justice Shahid Bilal Hasan, Justice Alia Neelum, and Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh, as confirmed by the Registrar’s Office.

Notably, three of the high court judges, Justice Khan, Justice Hasan, and Justice Neelum, are members of the administrative body. In response to this alarming development, officials from the counter-terrorism department arrived at the LHC, where security measures have been intensified.
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Additionally, a forensic team has been dispatched to the court to investigate the suspicious letters. Security personnel are meticulously reviewing footage from CCTV cameras placed around the high court premises to identify any suspicious activities.

This incident comes on the heels of yesterday’s alarming discovery, wherein eight judges of the IHC, including Chief Justice Aamer Farooq, received letters suspected to contain anthrax.

The letter in question was purportedly sent by an individual named Resham, who omitted to provide her address. Sources disclosed that a court staff member inadvertently dropped the envelope containing the suspicious powdery substance.

Shortly afterward, he reported experiencing severe irritation in his eyes and burns on the skin around his lips. Subsequently, a first information report (FIR) was registered by the capital police to investigate the matter further.