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116 policemen involved in Model Town incident, suspended

LAHORE: In a major development in Model Town carnage probe, 116 policemen involved in the incident, have been relieved from their posts, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The suspended policemen included DSPs, Inspectors, In-charge investigation and other officials. The policemen have been ordered to report to the Police Line. Four SPs related to the incident were already removed from the field posting. It is pertinent to mention here that an anti-terrorism court (ATC) Lahore recently indicted former Punjab police…

PAT chief wants new JIT to probe Model Town carnage

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on Saturday showed up before a Supreme Court bench as it took up a case related to the Model Town carnage. The three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, was hearing a petition filed by Bisma, one of the affectees of the Model Town incident, at the apex court’s Lahore registry. The PAT chief pleaded the bench to constitute a new joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the Model Town incident afresh. He contended that it is…

PAT announces Dec 30 as new date for all parties conference

LAHORE: Dr Tahirul Qadri led Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday has announced December 30 as a new date for its All Parties Conference (APC), wherein the party chief would unveil future course of action after holding consultations with other political parties.  The PAT chief had earlier called an APC on December 28 to deliberate on future plan of action against responsible of Model Town massacre in light of the incident report. However, the PAT leadership rescheduled the date of conference, which will now be held…

Tahirul Qadri calls for Panamagate JIT like probe into Model Town incident

LAHORE: Stepping up his prolonged campaign against Punjab government and Sharifs, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Sunday demanded a Panamagate Joint Investigation Team (JIT) like probe into Model Town tragedy. Talking to journalists here after holding a meeting with Sheikh Rasheed, Qadri held Sharifs and Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah responsible for the Model Town massacre. Calling for immediate resignations of Shehbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah, the PAT chief said the incident report was…

Opposition alliance can’t bring PML-N govt down, says Saad Rafique

LAHORE: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique on Saturday lashed out at opponents for  politicizing the religion for petty interests. Addressing all parties' conference at Lahore High Court (LHC) Bar, Saad Rafique lambasted the growing alliance of opposition parties to mount pressure on the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government for resignations of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif over the Model Town incident. “There is nothing wrong in formation of such…

Zardari to hold meeting with Tahirul Qadri in Lahore today: sources

LAHORE: Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari is expected to hold a key meeting with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri today in Lahore, sources informed ARY News. The meeting between two political leaders come at a time when Qadri is mulling to stage a protest to press the government for resignation of Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and provincial Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif after release of Model Town inquiry report. According to sources, the PPP co-chairman had a telephonic…

Shahbaz Sharif did not pass ‘disengagement’ order as he claimed before the commission, Model Town report concludes

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif did not pass the "disengagement" order as he claimed before the judicial commission formed to launch an inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident, the report made public by Punjab government says. The report also maintains 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". Here are some important conclusions listed in the inquiry report…

Full Inquiry report of Model Town incident

Punjab government on Tuesday released the full report of the judicial inquiry carried out into the 2014 Model Town incident, ARY News reported. Click Here to Read the Full Model Town Inquiry Report Earlier in the day, a larger bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected its petition, challenging a single bench’s decision to release the report of the judicial inquiry carried out into the Model Town incident. It directed the government to make the report public within 30 days and provide a copy of the report to the…

‘Punjab govt put all-out efforts to trash Model Town probe report’ – Qadri

LAHORE: Throwing light on the party's over three-year-long endeavours to seek justice, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri said on Tuesday that the Punjab government put all-out efforts to trash the Model Town incident report. Addressing a press conference, Qadri said that the PAT leadership did not let the case die out as the provincial government made all efforts to divert the attention of authorities concerned from the commission report. "We did not form the commission, it was solely constituted by the…

LHC issues notice on petition seeking to place Shahbaz, Rana on ECL

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday issued the notice to the interior ministry to respond to a petition seeking to place the names of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and former Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera on the Exit Control List, ARY News reported. Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) through its counsel Ishtiaq Chaudhry filed the petition, requesting the court to put the names of Shahbaz, Rana and former IGP on the ECL. After an initial hearing, a bench of LHC issued the notice to…