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Sabz Ali Tareen
February 4, 2016

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APC seeks judicial body to probe BKU attack

APC seeks judicial body to probe BKU attack

CHARSADDA: Rejecting the fact-finding committee’s report on the attack on Bacha Khan University (BKU) on January 20, a Jamaat-i-Islami (JI)-convened All Parties Conference (APC) on Wednesday demanded constitution of a judicial commission to probe the attack.

A former Member Provincial Assembly Muhammad Arshad Khan, Jamaate-e-Islami district president Misbahullah, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl MNA Maulana Gohar Shah, Awami National Party leader Muhammad Qasim Khan, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Islami’s Shahidullah Khan, Qaumi Watan Party’s MPA Sultan Muhammad Khan, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Mian Humayun Kakakhel represented their respective parties besides district nazim and naib nazim and Bacha Khan University’s representative at the APC.

The participants condemned the attack on Bacha Khan University, rejected the fact-finding report, and said that the government should be held responsible for the failure.They said that the fact-finding committee had blamed the teachers for the massacre of innocent students whose protection was the responsibility of the government. They lauded the role of the police force in controlling the situation.

Speaking at a press conference after the APC, the political leaders asked the government to announce a compensation package equivalent to the one given to the victim families of the Army Public School attack.

They also asked the government to provide one-year waiver in fee to all students enrolled at the university. They said that the Charsadda Motorway Interchange should also be named after the martyrs of the attack.

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