An additional district and sessions judge in Sadiqabad Town (area in Rawalpindi) was killed by three unknown gunmen. They were on a motorcycle when they opened fire on the judge’s vehicle as he was leaving his Judges Colony residence in Sadiqabad area. The murderers managed to run away from the scene shortly after the attack.
Judge, Tahir Khan Niazi, was rushed to Benazir Bhutto Hospital, where he lost his life due to excessive bleeding.
Police officials are currently going through the CCTV footage received from Niazi’s residence to try and track down the assailants. Many lawyers gathered outside the hospital once they heard the news of the judge’s death. Niazi’s body was shifted to the District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for a postmortem.