Qadri re­vives Model Town tragedy

Pakistan Observer - - OPINION -

J AVAID BASHIR

Dr. Tahir ul Qadri has warned the Pun­jab govern­ment not to cre­ate hur­dles in the PAT’s way of peace­ful protest. He was talk­ing to the press at the Lon­don Air­port on his ar­rival from Toronto, Canada. Dr. Sahib will ar­rive in Lahore on 15th of June. He would lead the protest rally on 17th June to ob­serve the sec­ond an­niver­sary of Model Town grue­some tragedy, when the Po­lice shot 14 per­sons in­clud­ing two women.

The Ju­di­cial Com­mis­sion held the Chief Min­is­ter Pun­jab re­spon­si­ble for the tragic in­ci­dent but he did not re­sign from the Job even af­ter his prom­ise to do so. The FIR of the Model Town in­ci­dent was reg­is­tered on the direc­tion of the Chief of the Army Staff. We are still wait­ing for jus­tice in this case. Vic­tims’ fam­i­lies re­fused the blood money of­fered by the Pun­jab Govern­ment. It was the worst night­mare for the ci­ti­zens of Lahore who watched the state po­lice straight shoot­ing un­armed peace­ful ci­ti­zens. There is no such bru­tal ex­am­ple in the civ­i­lized world. We have been de­nied jus­tice even af­ter the pas­sage of two long years. No na­tion can sur­vive with­out jus­tice how­ever deca­dent or cor­rupt sys­tem it may have. We must learn lessons from the his­tory, when the na­tions were de­stroyed for such short­com­ings. — Via email

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