PESHAWAR - The Peshawar High Court on Thursday directed to make police investigation report of the Army Public School tragedy public.

On December 16, 2014, terrorists stormed the army-run school in Peshawar and killed about 150 people, including over 130 students.

The parents of martyred students had formed an APS Martyrs Forum and filed a writ petition in the court seeking formation of a judicial commission and making the inquiry report of the attack public.

Hearing the case, the two-member bench headed by Chief Justice PHC Yahya Afridi and Justice Afsar Shah said that the court does not have the right to form a judicial commission as it is right of the provincial government to form the commission. 

The court, however, promised that the petitioners’ plea for formation of the judicial commission would be forwarded to the provincial government. Police submitted an investigation report about the APS and the court directed to make the police investigation report public.




The Peshawar High Court Thursday directed Speaker Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Asad Qaiser to administer oath to Baldev Kumar as a minority member of the provincial assembly.

A two-member bench comprising justice Ikramullah Khan and Justice Ghazanfar Ali while hearing the case issued directives to KP Assembly Speaker to administer oath to Baldev Kumar. Baldev Kumar is in jail over charges of involvement in assassination of PTI minority MPA and adviser to chief minister Sardar Soran Singh in Buner.

Baldev Kumar was second of the priority list of the PTI for minority MPA.

After assassination of the Soran Singh, the Election Commission of Pakistan notified Baldev Kumar as returning candidate in August 2016.

However, the speaker Khyber Pakhtunkhwa refused to invite him for taking oath as he was accused of killing PTI MPA. Baldev Kumar had moved the Peshawar High Court against the speaker provincial assembly for not inviting him for oath.

The counsel for Kumar said the speaker deprived his client of becoming member of the provincial assembly. The High Court directed the speaker to take oath from Kumar as provincial assembly member and disposed of the petition.



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