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December 7, 2017

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Shafqat for Shahbaz’s removal, Sana’s arrest

Shafqat for Shahbaz’s removal, Sana’s arrest

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Secretary Information Shafqat Mehmood on Wednesday said the Justice Baqar Najfi report had exposed the elements behind the Model Town carnage.
Addressing a press conference, Shafqat, also a Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf MNA from Lahore, said that the report had made it clear that the purpose behind the police operation at Model Town was to block the way of Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers through violence.
He said that all fingers were now being pointed at the Punjab chief minister after the release of Justice Baqar Najafi report. Shahbaz Sharif should immediately step down, he added. Shafqat Mehmood also demanded arrest of Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah Khan over his alleged involvement in the Model Town killings.
He said the reports of all the agencies concerned were included in the Najafi report and it showed that no firing was done from the residence of Dr Tahir ul Qadri. Citing the report, Shafqat Mehmood said that shots were fired by police while aiming at the protestors following the consent of the authorities.
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf central leader said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif recorded a false statement. He said Law Minister Rana Sana Ullah directed launch of the operation against Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists on the instructions of the chief minister.
Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed demanded removal of all the accused in the Baqar Najafi report and called for formation of a join investigation team (JIT) for fresh probe into the incident.
He hailed the verdict by LHC over the release of the report concerning the Model Town incident of June 2014. Besides, Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed though a resolution submitted in the Punjab Assembly Secretariat also demanded the chief minister step down fulfilling his commitment and stated Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf wouldn’t let the assembly proceedings continue until the Punjab government released the probe report itself.

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