Minhaj-ul-Quran in its plea held the Prime Minister, Chief Minister of Punjab, Federal Interior Minister and other top government officials responsible for the carnage in Lahore, in which 14 persons were killed and over 100 other were injured.
Minhaj-ul-Quran lawyer Mansoor-ur-Rehman Afridi in the hearing before Additional Sessions Judge Safdar Bhatti argued that the indiscriminate police firing at the workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek in Model Town 14 persons were killed and over 100 were injured. But the police instead of allowing the relatives of the deceased to register their complaint, on its own registered the FIR.
He claimed that the step was taken on the behest of the Prime Minister, Chief Minister of Punjab, Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, GUllu Butt and top police officials.
The counsel pleaded to the court to order registration of all these persons.
SHO Faisal Town could not appear in the court along with the case record.
The public prosecutor informed the court that the case record has been in the custody of the Joint Investigation Team. He sought time from the court for presenting the case record.
The learned judge ordered the SHO to produce the case record in the next hearing on July 15.