Punjab police recommends new JIT to probe Model Town tragedy

LAHORE – Punjab police department has suggested the provincial government to constitute a new joint investigation team (JIT) to probe into the Model Town tragedy.

According to sources, Punjab police on Tuesday formally requested the provincial government to form a team in this regard. Police have already included the sections of the anti-terrorism act in the Model Town tragedy's first information report (FIR) that was lodged against the prime minister, Punjab chief minister and other federal ministers.

The sections were included to fulfill the demand of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri who had rejected the FIR, saying that section of the anti-terrorism act was not included in the report. A police crackdown at Minahjul Quran secretariat had left 14 people dead and scores of others injured on June 17, 2014.

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