Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday, during the hearing following an application filed by Bisma Amjad, victim of the incident of 2014 Model Town incident, ordered to formation of larger bench to establish a joint investigative team (JIT) to investigate the incident.
in the plea She requested to constitute a new JIT for fair investigation of the killings of innocent workers of the PAT/Idara Minhajul Quran. The bench including CJP Nisar, Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and three other Supreme Court justices will hear the case from December 5.
Earlier SC had issued notices to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Opposition Leader in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and 137 others nominated in a case lodged by PAT regarding the 2014 Model Town 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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17 November, 2019