Sahiwal incident: JIT to submit report to CM Buzdar today

F.P. Report

LAHORE: A Joint Investigation Team (JIT) will present its report of Sahiwal killings to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar today (Tuesday).

CM Buzdar said to media outside the Punjab Assembly on Monday, that the JIT had been given 72 hours to complete the probe and the deadline will end at 5pm on Tuesday.

He shared that a meeting had also been called to discuss the report and that action will be taken in light of the JIT’s findings.

Earlier on Saturday, four people – including three members of a family – were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal. CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.

The dead included a man, his wife and their teenage daughter, as well as the driver of the car who, according to the CTD, was involved in terrorist acts.

The CTD has, however, changed its statement on the incident multiple times.