LHC orders to make Model Town inquiry report public in 30 days
LAHORE: A 3-member bench of the Lahore Excessive Court docket (LHC) ordered on Tuesday the Punjab authorities to launch the Model Town inquiry report inside 30 days.
The order got here on the enchantment of the Punjab authorities towards the LHC’s earlier directives to disclose the Model Town inquiry report.
The bench beneath Justice Abid Aziz Sheikh had reserved the choice on the enchantment on November 24.
The Punjab authorities had filed an intra-court enchantment towards the September 21 choice of a single-bench ordering the discharge of the Model Town inquiry report, authored by LHC Justice Baqar Najafi.
In its Tuesday’s order, the full-bench directed for an neutral and clear trial into the Model Town incident.
On September 21, Justice Mazahar Ali Naqvi ordered the Punjab dwelling secretary to make public the report, authored by LHC Justice Baqar Najafi, on the Model Town killings and supply a replica to the households of these killed and injured in the 2014 incident.
The federal government, in its enchantment towards the choice, challenged the jurisdiction of the only bench to give its choice on the report, on the grounds that as many as eight similar petitions on the identical matter have been already pending earlier than a full bench.
Within the enchantment, the federal government mentioned it was neither requested by the only bench to file any reply nor was placed on discover on the matter, including that it was additionally not given any alternative to clarify its place on the case.
No less than 14 folks have been killed and 100 others injured in the police motion towards Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) employees throughout an ‘anti-encroachment operation’ on June 17, 2014.
That is the tip of Shehbaz Sharif: opposition chief
Punjab Meeting Opposition Chief Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed, speaking to the media after in the present day’s order, paid tribute to the judiciary for its choice on the Model Town incident.
“We demand the quick resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Regulation Minister Rana Sanaullah. After Nawaz, now Shehbaz will go dwelling. I’m seeing the tip of his politics,” claimed the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief.
‘Punjab govt will enchantment choice in Supreme Court docket’
In the meantime, PML-N chief Zaeem Qadri, speaking to Geo Information, mentioned the federal government has the suitable to enchantment to the choice in the Supreme Court docket.
He termed PTI’s prediction of Shehbaz’s finish a “joke”.