SC orders ATC to hear Model Town case on daily basis
LAHORE (92 News) – The Supreme Court ordered on Saturday the anti-terrorism court to hear the Model Town case on daily basis.
A two-member bench of Supreme Court Lahore Registry, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar, heard the suo motu case on delay in the provision of justice to the victims of Model Town incident.
At least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured in police action against PAT workers in Lahore’s Model Town area during an ‘anti-encroachment operation’ on June 17, 2014.
During the hearing, the apex court cancelled the leave application of ATC Judge Ijaz Awan and directed him to hear the case on a day-to-day basis.
Earlier, Prosecutor General Lahore had presented before the court a record and petitions of Model Town cases being heard in ATC and Lahore High Court.
The court also ordered the high court to give a verdict on the case pertaining to Model Town incident within two weeks.