Fair, im­par­tial probe held in Model Town in­ci­dent: Sana

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

LA­HORE—Pun­jab Law Min­is­ter Rana Sanaullah Khan calling PAT’s protest pro­gramme as un­called and un­jus­ti­fied on Wed­nes­day said all le­gal and con­sti­tu­tional re­quire­ments were ful­filled in Model Town in­ci­dent. “The gov­ern­ment im­me­di­ately af­ter the in­ci­dent con­sti­tuted an in­de­pen­dent JIT which con­ducted a thor­ough probe and made pub­lic facts of the in­ci­dent,” he said.

Speak­ing to the me­dia flanked by Pun­jab Gov­ern­ment Spokesman Zaeem Hus­sain Qadri and Spe­cial As­sis­tant to Chief Min­is­ter Rana Maq­bool Ahmed at 90Shahra-e-Quaid-e-Azam, he said, the FIR re­gard­ing Model Town in­ci­dent was in­sti­tuted with Faisal Town po­lice sta­tion.

He said, de­spite sum­mon, PAT lead­ers re­fused to at­tend the court pro­ceed­ings as they knew that their work­ers first hurled petrol bombs upon po­lice­men and in­sti­gated them while dozens of high po­lice of­fi­cers and of­fi­cials were in­jured. He said the PAT lead­er­ship had de­vel­oped a habit to mis­guide the pub­lic about Model Town in­ci­dent. “Lev­el­ling base­less al­le­ga­tions has be­come a per­ma­nent fea­ture now a days,” he said adding they put all facts be­fore the pub­lic about the in­ci­dent.

The min­is­ter dis­missed Tahirul Qadri’s claim that their FIR was not reg­is­tered. Rana Sana made it clear that Di­rec­tor Min­hajul Qu­ran got him­self reg­is­tered the case af­ter two days. He said it was ev­i­dent from video clips pro­vided by the me­dia to the court that PAT de­lib­er­ately fu­elled the sit­u­a­tion. “Facts are facts and no­body can deny,” Sana said.

An­swer­ing a query, the min­is­ter said, Tahirul Qadri once again wanted to cre­ate chaos through his ag­i­ta­tional pro­gramme but he added po­lit­i­cally-sane peo­ple would not sup­port such el­e­ments who were against devel­op­ment of the coun­try.

Like the past, he said, the masses would again re­ject ag­i­ta­tional pol­i­tics. He said the PAT lead­er­ship wanted in­ves­ti­ga­tion of its own choice which could not be pos­si­ble un­der the con­sti­tu­tional obli­ga­tions.

Sana said the gov­ern­ment was custodian of life and prop­erty of law abid­ing peo­ple and would not al­low any anti-state ac­tiv­ity to dis­turb peace.—APP

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