Amid escalating concerns over the safety of judiciary members, the Supreme Court faced another alarming development as five more judges received suspicious letters on Friday. The targeted judges include Justice Muneeb Akhtar, Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, Justice Hassan Azhar Rizvi, Justice Yahya Afridi, and Justice Ayesha Malik.

The unsettling recurrence of such incidents mirrors the previous episode, with the letters containing a mysterious powder akin to ‘anthrax.’ With this latest incident, the tally of apex court judges targeted by such letters rises to ten.

In response to the alarming situation, law enforcement agencies swiftly launched investigations. The Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) in Lahore initiated legal action against unknown suspects under anti-terrorism laws, following similar occurrences at the Lahore High Court. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, addressing the issue during a federal cabinet meeting, stressed the need for a comprehensive probe while cautioning against politicization.

PM Sharif reiterated the government’s commitment to handling the matter judiciously, recalling the formation of an inquiry commission led by former Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani. However, with Justice Jillani recusing himself, the Supreme Court intervened, taking suo motu notice of the issue.

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