Model Town inquiry tribunal summons Sanaullah, Tauqeer

LAHORE: The one-man inquiry tribunal headed by Justice Ali Baqir Najfi, of the Lahore High Court, on Saturday summoned former law minister Rana Sanaullah and Dr Tauqar Shah, former secretary to the chief minister, for Monday (June 23) to testify in the Model Town incident.
The judge said that the tribunal deems it appropriate that in view of recent developments, former law minister namely Rana Sanaullah and former principal secretary to the chief minister namely Dr Tauqir Shah shall be served through secretaries of law and home departments, respectively, to appear in person before the tribunal on the next hearing. 
The tribunal also sought personal appearance of the health secretary to produce autopsy reports of killed persons and medical reports of those, who were seriously injured in the unfortunate incident. 
The tribunal directed the home secretary to appear along with a report regarding the possibility of constitution of a joint investigation team on this tragedy. The tribunal judge also directed the Baitul Maal secretary to appear to inform about the possibility of payment of any kind of compensation to the victims. 
The tribunal also noticed non-submission of daily investigation progress repot by the inspector general of police (IGP) and also of the absence of the district coordination officer (DCO). 
The tribunal observed that the DCO was not only ordered to be present in person but was also ordered to submit the report on previous dates of hearing. The daily progress report regarding investigation of the incident was required by this tribunal from the IGP and he is reminded that this report was to be submitted on a daily basis without fail; otherwise, an adverse inference may be drawn, the tribunal added.

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