Sahiwal incident: victims’ family laid to rest
LAHORE (92 News) – LAHORE (92 News) – The victims’ family, Khalil, his wife Nabeela and daughter 13-years-old Areeba who were killed in Sahiwal alleged encounter by CTD, were laid to rest in Lahore on Sunday.
The funeral prayers of Khalil, his wife Nabeela and daughter Areeba were offered at main Ferozpur Road near Shanghai Bridge in Lahore. Thousands of people attended the funeral prayers. Extra police force was deputed on the occasion to avoid any untoward incident.
Khalil, his wife Nabeela and daughter Areeba were laid to rest in a graveyard in Kahna.
Meanwhile, Relatives of the Sahiwal tragedy victims staged demonstration against the killings in an alleged encounter and blocked Ferozpur road for traffic.
In Lahore, the protesters blocked Ferozepur Road at Chungi Amar Sadhu. They said that innocent citizens have been killed in the name of terrorists. Heavy contingent of police had been deployed at the Ferozepur Road.
The family, relatives among large number of citizens attended the funeral ceremony of the deceased persons in Sahiwal alleged encounter.
When the bodies were lifted from the house for funeral, the bereaved families and people wept loudly and it triggered to the sorrow atmosphere.
All over the Pakistan condemned the murders of innocent Khalil, his wife and daughter. However, many questions are being raised on the murders of innocent people by the police. The people are asking from the government that when the deceased family would get justice.
A day earlier, 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.
Khalil’s brother said that they had been living in the area for 30 years. “My brother Khalil, his wife Nabeela and four children had gone to Burewala to attend a marriage ceremony. Khalil’s friend Zeeshan had gone with them as driver,” he said.
His relatives said that Khalil and Zeeshan had no link with any organization. They said that Khalil ran a store with his brother. “All three have been killed for nothing,” he said.