PTI delegation to meet Tahirul Qadri in Lahore tomorrow: sources
LAHORE: A delegation of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is expected to hold a meeting with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri in Lahore, sources informed ARY News on Friday.
According to sources, the PTI delegation comprises Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Jahangir Tareen, Chaudhry Sarwar, Aleem Khan, Ejaz Chaudhry, and Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed will meet the PAT chief tomorrow in Lahore.
A meeting between Qadri and PTI delegation will take place at a time when Qadri is garnering support from opposition political parties to press the government for resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif over Model Town incident.
Just a day before, former president Asif Ali Zardari and Tahirul Qadri unanimously demanded resignation from Punjab Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif over the Model Town incident.
Expressing support to PAT, Zardari threatened to take to streets and launch a campaign against Shehbaz, if he did not resign after Baqar Najfi report made public.
“We equally share grief of heirs of the victims and the PAT. Such an incident has never been witnessed in Pakistan,” Zardari said while talking to media in a joint press conference with Qadri.
The PPP would no more tolerate Shehbaz, he thundered.
At least 14 people died in the Model Town tragedy or the Lahore massacre on 17 June 2014.
Punjab government on Tuesday released the report of the judicial inquiry carried out into the 2014 Model Town incident hours after larger bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) ordered the government to release the report regarding the incident which left at least 14 people dead and several others injured.
Amongst other conclusions, the report said that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif did not pass the “disengagement” order as he claimed before the judicial commission. It also maintained that the operation planned and designed under the then Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah “could have easily been avoided” and that the “police officers actively participated in the massacre”.