Khursheed asks PM to apologise to nation over Sahiwal incident
SUKKUR (92 News) – Peoples’ Party (PPP) leader Syed Khursheed Shah on Sunday demanded Prime Minister Imran Khan to tender an apology to the nation over Sahiwal incident.
Speaking to the journalists, Khursheed Shah termed the alleged encounter in Sahiwal as state terrorism. “The Sahiwal incident depicts the government’s apathy. To term those killed in the incident terrorists is incorrect,” he said
Khursheed seeks ministers’ resignation
The PPP leader said he was dismayed at the federal and provincial ministers’ statements over the incident and suggested that those talking about turning Pakistan into a Medina state shouldn’t issue such remarks.
“If the government wants to save itself, it should seek resignation from its ministers,” he suggested, adding, “The Sahiwal incident is state terrorism. No one should be pardoned.”
He demanded the prime minister to tender an apology to the nation over it. “Imran Khan should seek resignation from the ministers who termed those killed in the incident terrorists.”
Khursheed said those responsible should be brought to justice to bring a closure to such incidents.
Responding to the Sahiwal incident, PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto said that the PTI-led government turned the Punjab Police into ‘state’. He also said that no one believes on the investigation of Niazi sarkar.
Reacting to the alleged encounter, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz said that if the guards become as the murderers, then the society turns toward distruction.
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that as soon as the JIT report comes, swift action will be taken against those responsible for the Sahiwal incident.
In a tweet today, the prime minister said about Sahiwal incident, saying that though the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) has done a great job in fight against terrorism, everyone must be accountable before the law. He said protection of all citizens is priority of the government.
Earlier, four persons, including a husband, wife and their teenage daughter, were killed while their minor son received bullet wounds in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal on Saturday.
The police said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.