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Model Town tragedy: PM Imran assures Qadri of justice

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan assured Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri of justice for Model town victims after the Lahore High Court’s (LHC) verdict.

The premier also told his PAT ally that there will be no compromise on justice and the implementation of law.

Pending cases are among the PTU-led government’s first priorities, PM Imran told Qadri and added that an investigation by chief minister Punjab will also be conducted.

The people involved need to be dealt with irrespective of their standings, the PM said. Qadri, in response, thanked the prime minister of the assurance.

On September 26, the LHC dismissed a PAT appeal praying upon the court to summon Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif and supremo Nawaz Sharif in the Model Town case.

The appeal was earlier filed by PAT challenging an anti-terrorism court’s verdict to summon the PML-N leaders.

The appeal named Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shahebaz, Rana Sanaullah, Khwaja Asif, Saad Rafique, Pervez Rasheed, Abid Sher Ali and Chaudhry Nisar as respondents and also requested the court to render the ATC ruling inadmissible.

Former Inspector General (IG) Punjab Mushtaq Sukhera also challenged the petition regarding the inclusion of his name in the prosecution list and requested the removal of his name. Sukhera stated that he had no involvement in the incident which killed 14 people.

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