Govt seeks additional time to file report in APS attack case

Govt seeks additional time to file report in APS attack case

Staff Report

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Thursday sought an additional three weeks from the Supreme Court (SC) to submit a report in the Army Public School (APS) attack case.
Prime Minister Imran Khan signed the request asking the apex court for more time once again. The letter stated the Premier has already met the victims’ parents but will hold another meeting with them to further “satisfy” them. The application stated that a committee constituted by the prime minister has met with the bereaved families and is expected to meet them again soon to address their concerns, pleading with the top court to give more time for compliance of its order.
It is noteworthy that the SC had last month approved the government’s plea seeking three weeks’ time to submit the report. Earlier, the SC ordered that a report with the prime minister’s signature be submitted within four weeks. The court’s deadline for submission of the report is December 10.
On November 10, the PM appeared before an apex court bench in a case related to the 2014 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar. “There is no sacred cow in the country and I believe in the supremacy of the law,” Prime Minister Khan had said in court.
He assured the top court of taking action against all those responsible for the carnage.