JIT decides to interrogate Nawaz Sharif in Model Town carnage case

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has on Thursday decided to interrogate former Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif in connection with Model Town carnage.

According to details, the authorities at Kot Lakhpat Jail have permitted the team to visit and meet the ex-premier.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz has met her father and inquired about his health.

Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had turned down PAT plea seeking summons of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shahbaz Sharif and ten other ministers in the case.

PAT, in its appeal against the ruling of the trial court, had requested LHC to call former ministers Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Asif and others in the case.

Police sources had revealed that former Punjab law minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah was the mastermind of the carnage.

Sanaullah had directed to launch operation against the Model Town protesters despite opposition from the then home secretary Azam Suleman, they added.

On June 17, 2014, Punjab police went to remove the barriers placed outside PAT Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri’s residence and MQI Secretariat in Model Town. The MQI workers resisted the move which led to a deadly clash leaving 14 workers dead and dozens injured.

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