Supreme Court Judges Get Anthrax Letters

Judes of the Lahore High Court also receive similar threatening letters

Supreme Court Judges Get Anthrax Letters

Judges of the Supreme Court and the Lahore High Court on Wednesday received threatening letters possibly containing anthrax.

In the Supreme Court, the letters were addressed to Chief Justice Qazi Faez Isa, who is among five judges, including Justice Mansoor Ali Shah, Justice Athar Minallah, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhail, and Justice Aminuddin.

The letters were received on April 1, and some powdered substance was found in it.

The letters have been handed to the counter-terrorism department.

In the Supreme Court, letters were sent by a woman named "Gulshad." The contents of the letters claimed they had been sent by a group called "Tehreek e Namoos e Pakistan."

It said that the "Supreme Court was supposed to be the final and ultimate check for all that is wrong in our holy country; instead, it became very part of the problem and rescuer of evil."

"Judges, Generals and Politicians are the curse and disease of the motherland," it added.

It warned that they will not "let you weaken our country anymore. Your petty politics and struggle for personal gains will not be tolerated. All of you will pay for what you have done."

Letters to Lahore High Court

Similar letters were received in the Lahore High Court (LHC), addressed to four judges: Justice Shujaat Ali Khan, Justice Alia Neelam, Justice Shahid Bilal Hassan, and Justice Abid Aziz.

The judges to whom the letter was addressed to, are all part of the court's administrative committee. 

Upon discovering the suspicious substance in the letter, the police were called in. Lahore Police Operations DIG Ali Nasir Rizvi and his team arrived and took the letters into their custody. The court staff was directed not to accept such letters in the future. The forensic team in the counter-terrorism department also arrived to review the package and take it into custody.