Model Town case: Shehbaz, Hamza & others not appear before new JIT
LAHORE (92 News) – Former Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shehbaz, former law minister Rana Sanaullah and other Pakistan Muslim league-N (PML-N) leaders did not appear before new joint investigation team (JIT) in the Model Town case on Monday (today).
According to the reports, the new JIT summoned Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz, former law minister Rana Sanaullah, Abid Sher Ali, Khwaja Asif, Pervaiz Rashid and Chaudhry Nisar in the Model Town case today (Feb 25).
Meanwhile, the new JIT could not complete the investigation report over Model Town case due to the non-cooperation of the political figures.
The probe team also issued notice former personal secretary to CM and others to appear before the probe team and record their statement. Additional IG Iqbal Hasan Shah – who is convener of the JIT – had issued summons to the aforementioned political figures.
The JIT has formally begun its investigation into the Model Town incident that had claimed over a dozen lives.
It is worth mentioning here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Khawaja Saad Rafique were also nominated in the case filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).
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He has also served as IGP Sindh AD Khawaja. The JIT includes ISI representative Lt Col Muhammad Attique-uz-Zaman and MI representative Lt Col Irfan Mirza, IB Deputy Director General Muhammad Ahmed Kamal and DIG Headquarters Gilgit-Baltistan Qamar Raza.
Home Department Additional Secretary Fazeel Asghar said that the JIT would investigate the matters pertaining to the Model Town tragedy.
On October 6, the Supreme Court had taken notice of plea by Bisma Amjad, the daughter of Tanzila Amjad who was among those martyred in the Model Town firing incident, seeking the formation of a new investigation team to probe the carnage.
On June 17, 2014, at least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when the police opened fire to disperse protesting Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers during an anti-encroachment operation outside the residence of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.