Petition filed against Nawaz, Shahbaz over Model Town tragedy

LAHORE – Tehreek-e-Minhajul Quran Director Jawwad Hamid on Friday submitted a petition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and five others in the sessions court, calling for the registration of a case against them over the Model Town tragedy.


The petition pleads to lodge cases against named accused under section 302, 7 ATA and section 95 among other criminal sections. The petitioner in his plea said that 14 innocent persons were killed and over 100 were injured in the firing incident.


The petitioner also included the names of Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali and Defence Minister Khawaja Asif in the application. In his petition, Jawwad had named former Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Model Town ASP Haroonur Rasheed and Pakistan Muslim League-N activist Gullu Butt as parties.


The petitioner said that the government was solely responsible in the Model Town tragedy and claimed that a case should be registered against the specified people on charges of murder and robbery in Model Town on June 17.

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