Police asked to nominate Nawaz, Shahbaz in Lahore killings case

Published June 19, 2014
Policemen look on with their weapons during clashes with supporters of Tahirul Qadri in Lahore on June 17, 2014. —AFP Photo
Policemen look on with their weapons during clashes with supporters of Tahirul Qadri in Lahore on June 17, 2014. —AFP Photo

LAHORE: The Tehreek-i-Minhajul Quran (TMQ) of Dr Tahirul Qadri on Thursday submitted a First Information Report (FIR) application seeking nomination of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif and his son MNA Hamza Shahbaz among others in the Model Town killings case, DawnNews reported.

At least eight people including Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters were killed when they clashed with local police on Tuesday.

The application for registering the FIR, against a total of 21 people, was submitted by a delegation of the Minhajul Quran Trust to the Faisal Town Police Station’s Muharrir in absence of the SHO.

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique, Law Minister Punjab Rana Sanaullah and State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali were also named in the application.

The trust also named former DIG Operations Rana Abdul Jabbar and former SP Model Town Tariq Aziz in the application.

Chief Minister Sharif had vowed to resign from his post if found responsible for the brutal incident.

Earlier today, PAT chief Qadri’s son Hussian Mohyuddin’s name was taken down from the FIR due to lack of evidence available against him.


Also read: Sindh Assembly: Opposition irked over govt's focus on Lahore incident


In the wake of the clash, police had booked a number of PAT affiliates and supporters in the FIR along with Qadri's son.

Of the 53 arrested on Tuesday, 38 were presented before an ATC court which had released 11 women and two elderly people, ordered medical examination of nine and remanded 16 in judicial custody.

Meanwhile, Gullu Butt, the baton-wielding man seen damaging vehicles in Lahore, was presented in a court for the second time today and was sent on a 14-day judicial remand.

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