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PAT chief says will accept any decision in Model Town case


LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri said on Tuesday he will accept whatever decision the court concerned makes with regard to the Model Town incident.

Speaking to the media after his arrival at Lahore airport, he said this was the first time the process of investigation into the Model Town case had been completed.

The PAT chief said the new Model Town Joint Investigation Team (JIT) had recorded statements of both sides, including the victims and accused persons.

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was grilled in the case for the first time, he said and added the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader was asked to explain as to why didn’t he constitute an impartial JIT in his capacity as prime minister following the incident to probe it.

Qadri said the Sharif brothers were investigated for the first time in the last four years. He questioned why they were worried if they were innocent and expressed resolve to continue fighting legal battle until provision of justice.

Read More: LHC dissolves new JIT on Model Town incident

Earlier, on March 22, the Lahore High Court (LHC) had dissolved the new joint investigation team (JIT) formed to investigate the 2014 Model Town incident afresh.

The new JIT was constituted on January 3 this year for a fresh probe into the 2014 Model Town carnage, following a notification issued by the Punjab chief secretary.

The LHC ordered the new JIT to stop the probe and annulled the notification of its constitution. It has sought a reply from the Punjab government regarding the new JIT.

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