Accountability Court’s judge Judge Arshad Malik during the hearing on a plea filed by Deputy Superintendent of Police Muhammad Iqbal seeking court permission to visit Nawaz Sharif to record statements of Former PM in model town incident, gave permission of Punjab police to meet Nawaz.
During hearing, the DSP informed the court that he wanted to meet former prime minister in jail regarding the investigation of Model Town incident. However, NAB prosecutor Mirza Usman opposed the request and pleaded that accountability court is not the proper forum to seek such permission. It’s worth mentioning that Nawaz Sharif was the Prime Minister of Pakistan at that time.
Earlier the Model Town investigators had recorded the statements of the PML-N leaders named in the FIR — Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Asif and Pervaiz Rashid. Shehbaz Sharif, the then chief minister of the province, has already recorded his written statement.
The Model Town Massacre was a violent clash between the Punjab Police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists on 17 June 2014, in which at least 14 people were killed and over 100 were injured by police gunfire. The clashes were started when the police 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.
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17 November, 2019