Supreme Court of Pakistan has summoned Pakistan Muslkim League Nawaz leaders, Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, Saad Rafique, Chaudhry Nisar, Pervez Rashid, Khawaja Asif, Abid Sher Ali, Rana Sanaullah and Attorney General Punjab Ahmed Awais, in model town case as PML-N was the ruling party in the province at that time.
A five member-bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mian Saqib Nisar will resume hearing of the model town massacre today (Dec 5). Earlier SC has ordered to formation of larger bench to establish a joint investigative team (JIT) to investigate the incident.
The Model Town incident, was a violent clash that ensued between the Punjab Police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists on 17 June 2014 resulting in several protesters being killed by the police gunfire. Five police officers remain under arrest. The standoff lasted for almost 11 hours when the police′s anti-encroachment squad launched an operation to remove the barriers from the road leading to the offices of Minhaj-ul-Quran and the residence of PAT founder Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in Model Town, Lahore, even though police officials were given a court order by PAT leaders, stating “due to terrorism issue place security barriers in front of Minhaj-ul-Quran and the residence of PAT founder Dr.Qadri.
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24 August, 2019