JIT Decides To Interrogate Nawaz Sharif In Model Town Carnage Case

JIT decides to interrogate Nawaz Sharif in Model Town carnage case

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

LAHORE (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News / NNI - 14th March, 2019) Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has on Thursday decided to interrogate former Prime Minister 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, an Accountability Court in Islamabad on Thursday allowed the Punjab police to interrogate former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is serving seven-year imprisonment in Kot Lakhpat Jail, in the Model Town case.Accountability Judge Arshad Malik was hearing a plea moved by DSP Muhammad Iqbal seeking permission to question the Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader in the case.The police official stated before the court that Sharif had been nominated in the Model Town case and demanded that the probe team be allowed to investigate him inside the jail.However, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecutor opposed the plea, stating the applicant should approach the relevant forum which happens to be the Islamabad High Court (IHC) for the purpose.

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 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. NNI

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