PM orders to form judicial commission on Sahiwal incident
April 10, 2019
LAHORE (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday ordered the formation of a judicial commission on the Sahiwal incident on the demand of victims’ family. Prime Minister Imran Khan along with Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar met heirs of Sahiwal tragedy in Lahore on Wednesday. Speaking to the victims’ family, the prime minister expressed his deep grief and sorrow over the loss of lives and termed the victims’ heirs’ loss irreparable. He also said a human life that has been lost can never be replaced. He said government equally shares the grief and sorrow of the families of the victims. Punjab government spokesperson Shahbaz Gill said that the premier distributed cheques among the heirs of the victims of Sahiwal tragedy. He also mentioned that Imran Khan gave the cheques amounting Rs10 million for their parents and Rs20 million for the supervision of children. During the meeting, the prime minister directed to constitute the judicial commission on the demand of victim’s family, adding that if the judicial commission can be made legally then implement on it. Currently the policemen involved in the shady encounter are being trialed in the anti-terrorism court (ATC).
Earlier Jan 19, four people, including two women, were killed by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officials near toll plaza. A child was also injured in the cross-fire, while two remained unhurt. The injured has been shifted to hospital. The local police have expressed their ignorance about the incident. The CTD spokesman claimed that a CTD team tried to stop a car and bike, but the car riders opened fire on them. He said that four people, including two women, were killed. “Three terrorists managed to escape and have been identified as Shahid Jabbar, Abdul Rehman and their accomplice. This was part of the operation in Faisalabad that took place on January 16,” he added. He said that a killed terrorist has been identified, adding that the terrorists were traveling with the family to avoid the arrest. “It is a network of a banned organization who had killed three officers of the ISI in Multan and one in Faisalabad. Adeel Hafeez was killed in Faisalabad, while Zeeshan was killed in Sahiwal,” he disclosed. The CTD spokesman claimed that the terrorists had kidnapped a US national and son of former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gillani. “These terrorists had killed several people and were involved in several firing and blast incidents,” he said. He said that it was the most dangerous group of Daesh in Punjab. Witnesses said that no resistance was shown from the car. They added that the security personnel opened fire on the car and killed four people. They said that the officials took away three children from the site. The injured child said that they were going to their relatives in Burewala. “My father requested the policemen to get money and not open the fire at them. My father’s friend called Molvi was accompanying us,” he said.On the other hand, Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the Sahiwal incident and ordered to make the facts public. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar phoned the IGP Punjab and hold investigations into the incident.