PAT filed plea against Punjab Govt. in LHC for not publicizing Model Town report

Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Saturday has filed a contempt of court plea against Punjab government in Lahore High Court (LHC) for not surfacing judicial inquiry report of Model Town massacre.

The petition was submitted by Ishtiaq Chaudhry Advocate against Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shahbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah, Chief Secretary Zahid Saeed and Home Secretary Azam Saleem.

It was stated in the plea that LHC, on September 21, had issued directives to make judicial inquiry report of Model Town massacre public, however, the authorities have failed to provide it despite court’s order.

On the other hand, Punjab government has also filed an intra-court appeal in LHC, challenging the court’s verdict. The lawyer also remarked that a full-member bench is hearing the case and single bench ordered to reveal the report, which is incorrect.

Two years ago on June 17, an 11-hour clash between Punjab police and PAT workers left at least 14 dead while around a hundred were wounded.

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