LAHORE: PML-N senior leader and former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah has called for an inquiry against Dr Tahirul Qadri, dubbing the Pakistan Awami Tehreek chief as a prime accused in the Model Town incident.
“Qadri’s revolution will vanish if he spends a night in a lockup,” Sanaullah said while addressing the party workers in Faisalabad.
He said that the inquiry team is yet to visit the crime scene despite a lapse of 18 days.
The former minister who had to resign after the gory episode in the Model Town said: “I, as a common citizen, call for an inclusion of Qadri in the investigation.”
He stated that there would have been no loss had Qadri not provoked the people through his speech. Meanwhile, the local administration denied responsibility for the clashes that took place in Model Town between the police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers.
According to media reports, in its reply to the judicial commission, which was formed to investigate the incident, the local administration said that the operation to remove the barriers erected in front of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri’s house and the Minhaj International Secretariat was according to routine, denying the responsibility for the clashes that followed the removal.
On June 17, PAT activists and policemen had fought pitched battles in the streets, leaving at least 14 party workers dead and the dozens of others injured. The clashes had erupted in the early hours of the day and continued for up to 14 hours. The confrontation had begun when a 15-member police team tried to remove the barriers.
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