Gunman shoots at Pakistani Supreme Court judge’s residence

Vastavam web: An unknown gunman shot at a Pakistani Supreme Court judge’s residence on Sunday, a provincial government spokesman said.Authorities said no one was injured in the shooting outside the residence of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan, who was part of a five member bench that last July disqualified Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from his job.“Bullet shells were found outside the residence,” in the central city of Lahore, provincial government spokesman Malik Muhammad Ahmad Khan told.

The Supreme Court barred Sharif, 67, from politics in July over an undeclared source of income and in a ruling on Friday said he was barred from holding office for life.Sharif is also currently appearing before an accountability court – proceedings ordered by the Supreme Court after his removal from office in July – that could have him jailed if found guilty. Sharif and his family have called the proceedings a conspiracy, hinting at intervention by the military butopponents hail them as a rare example of powerful people being held to account. The military denies any suchintervention.