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Model Town inquiry tribunal seeks relevant media coverage record

LAHORE: The one-man inquiry tribunal headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi of the Lahore High Court on Friday directed the provincial information secretary to provide all newspaper clippings, footage and newsreels and other material relevant to the Model Town incident that has appeared on the press and the electronic media. 
The tribunal said that private TV channels were essentially required to provide relevant material i.e. footage, newsreels, CDs of films recorded by their cameramen during the operation of removal of barriers installed near and around Minhajul Quran Secretariat, Model Town, Lahore, to be watched by the tribunal.
In addition to this, the tribunal head said, all electronic media people are invited to assist the tribunal in ascertaining facts and circumstances under inquiry. The tribunal would feel much satisfied if statements of media persons on the subject are also recorded, he added.
All media houses including the managements of Aaj TV, Dunya TV, Express News, ARY News, Samaa TV, News-One, Dawn News, Waqt TV, CNBC Pakistan, Value TV, City-42, Channel-5, Royal News, Kohi Noor TV, Capital TV, Abtak TV, Jaag and Din TV have been invited to produce entire relevant material.
The tribunal also invited Minhajul Quran Secretariat to give suggestions or any statement before it. The registrar of the tribunal was directed to send a formal invitation to Minhaj administration to obtain their point of view and evidence.
The tribunal further desired that any one desirous of giving any evidence or making any oral or written statement in the form of an affidavit may appear before it to testify. Further proceedings of the tribunal were adjourned until 2pm today (Saturday). 
Earlier, the inspector general of police submitted a report, which was made part of the record.

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