LAHORE: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Lahore on Wednesday reserved the verdict of issuance of summon to 37 members of Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) including Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif, Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah, Minister for Railways Saad Rafique in Model Town incident case.
An ATC Judge Chaudhry Azam held the hearing for the prosecution filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT). According to the prosecution, 14 innocent people were murdered and more than 100 injured on directives of the 37 PML-N members. Read More: Qadri demands release of commission report over Model Town carnage
“Formal deliberations, chaired by Rana Sanaullah and the CM Punjab, were held to carry out massacre in Model Town,” said the prosecution. The PAT said such carnage in the name of removing barriers was unprecedented. “The blood was shed to stop the anti-corruption campaign of PAT,” said the party.
PAT said the case of the Model Town incident against 37 persons, including the prime minister and the chief minister, was registered on order of the former Army chief; however the case was later lingered on in the name of Joint Investigation Team’s investigation.
After hearing the arguments, the ATC reserved the verdict to summon 37 PML-N members including Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif in the case. PAT in the prosecution filed has recorded statements of 56 witnesses and submitted all the essential documents and camera footages. NNI