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Model Town Incident

Shahbaz departs for London amid clamor for Model Town report release

LONDON: Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday left for London amid the clamor for releasing Model Town probe report. CM Punjab’s departure has come at a time when the provincial government is being pressurized for release of Model Town incident report which claimed 14 lives of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers. Earlier today, PAT petitioned Lahore High Court (LHC) to initiate contempt proceedings against Shahbaz Sharif and the provincial Chief Secretary over defiance to court orders for releasing the…

PAT seeks to place Shahbaz, Rana Sanaullah, Ex-IG Punjab on ECL

LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday filed an application in the Lahore High Court to place names of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and former Inspector General Mushtaq Sukhera on the Exit Control List. Ishtiaq Chaudhry, the counsel for PAT, filed the application stating that the court has ordered the Model Town incident inquiry report by Justice Mazahir Ali Baqir Najafi to be made public. This has raised optimism that the incident which occurred in 2014 causing the…

Model Town probe report holds no legal value: Talal Chaudhry

ISLAMABAD: Following the court orders of releasing Justice Baqar Najafi's Commission Report into killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers in Lahore's Model Town, State Minister for Interior Affairs Talal Chaudhry on Friday said that there is no legal value of the commission report. He was talking to journalists when he asserted that the commission report compiled to score political points. “In aftermath of the commission report, an FIR and a case can be filed already happened,” Chaudhry added. Raising his…

PAT protests against non-release of Model Town inquiry report

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Friday staged a protest demonstration outside Civil Secretariat against the provincial authorities for withholding the Model Town incident inquiry report in defiance of the Lahore High Court verdict. PAT activists carrying placards inscribed with slogans demanding the release of the report criticized the PML-N government and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for dragging their feet to implement the court orders. Speaking to media, PAT leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur said the…

LHC orders release of Model Town incident inquiry report

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday announced its reserved judgment on a petition and ordered release of a judicial inquiry into killings of Pakistan Awaami Tehreek (PAT) workers in police firing incident in Model Town here, ARY News reported. The court was hearing a petition filed by the relatives of victims, seeking release of Justice Baqar Najafi inquiry report in Model Town incident. Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi directed the authorities concerned to publish and made public the inquiry report. It merits…

PAT chief calls for making model town incident report public

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri on Thursday said that Sharif family did not appear before National Accountability Bureau (NAB) despite being summoned three times, ARY News reported. Talking to media persons at Allama Iqbal International Airport here on his arrival from London after a brief stay, Qadri said that government took swipe at government representatives for making Panamagate verdict controversial. Appearing optimistic on Ali Baqar Najafi Commission report, the PAT chief said that the…

Punjab govt asked to explain reason for not releasing Model Town inquiry report

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court Friday issued notice to the provincial authorities to submit their response on a petition seeking the release of a report of judicial inquiry carried out by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi into the killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s workers. Qaisar Iqbal and 19 other victims of the incident have gone to the court requesting it to order the provincial government to release the report under Article 19(A) of the Constitution which gave them right to have access to information. The petitioner’s…

Tahirul Qadri departs for London, vows to return soon

LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on late Sunday night left for London after a brief stay here.   Boarding his flight, Qadri lashed out at former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his family for their alleged involvement in corrupt practices. He said he will return to the country after a fortnight long foreign visit. In a brief interaction with media persons, he said that Supreme Court of Pakistan has granted many opportunities to Sharif family and it is third consecutive chance for the ruling…

Qadri calls Shahbaz Sharif a ‘murderer’, vows to get him hanged over Model Town massacre

LAHORE: Addressing a sit-in in Lahore, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri on Wednesday termed Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif a "murderer" and vowed to get him hanged over the 2014 incident, ARY News reported. The PAT chief who lost 14 of his workers in 2014 Model Town incident demanded that the Baqir Najfi inquiry report over the incident be made public for the sake of the families of martyrs. Speaking to a sit-in organized by the affectees of the Model Town incident, the PAT chief said that…

PAT granted permission to hold sit-in after negotiations

LAHORE: On the directives of Lahore High Court (LHC) for an amicable settlement over protest venue, the Punjab government has granted permission to Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) to hold its protest after successful negotiations with Mall Road Traders Association (MRTA) and change in sit-in venue.  The PAT has given assurance to conclude the sit-in by 10 pm tonight after the public speech of party chief Tahir-ul-Qadri while altering its sit-in venue tomorrow. The permission to hold sit-in came after the amendments with…