LHC rejects plea to summon Sharif brothers in Model Town case
LAHORE (92 News) – The Lahore High Court (LHC) full bench on Wednesday dismissed plea seeking to summon former Sharif brothers including other politicians in 2014 Model Town incident.
The court announced verdict on two sets of appeals challenging a trial court’s decision on a private complaint of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT)/Idara Minhajul Quran regarding 2014 Model Town incident.
The LHC rejected the petition to summon former prime minister Nawaz Shairf, former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, former law minister Rana Sanaullah and including other politicians. The court also ordered former inspector general of Punjab police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera to appear before court.
In the appeal, the PAT had challenged the decision of an anti-terrorism court to the extent of not summoning 12 people (all former parliamentarians of the PML-N), nominated by the party in its private complaint. While Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera and 127 other government officials had challenged the decision to the effect of their summoning by the trial court in the complaint moved by the PAT.
The bench headed by Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan had reserved the verdict on June 27 after Punjab Prosecutor General Ehtesham Qadir and lawyers of appellants had concluded their arguments. Justice Aalia Neelum and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem were the other members of the bench.
In his arguments, the prosecutor general had stated that the trial court indicted the suspects in the Model Town incident case and recording of evidence was in process. He said the evidence recorded by the judicial inquiry tribunal could not be used before any other forum for civil or criminal proceedings.