Model Town Massacre: SC forms larger bench to hear plea seeking new JIT

LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered constitution of a five-member larger bench to hear a petition seeking new joint investigation team to probe the Model Town Massacre. Hearing the case at the apex court’s Lahore Registry today, Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar said the new larger bench would hear the case from December 5 to examine the plea whether formation of a new JIT needed to process the case....

Constitution of new JIT inevitable for neutral investigation: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that redressing the state oppression in the form of provision of justice is the responsibility of the state. He said that the barbarism demonstrated by the police on our innocent workers was unprovoked and one-directional and it were the Sharif brothers who engineered the whole plan, stating that 100 people were shot at and 14 of them were martyred in the broad daylight on June 17, 2014 in Lahore....

The accused in Model Town case indicted third time

The police officers accused of being involved in Model Town tragedy were indicted the third time in the anti-terrorism court after SP Farrukh Raza appeared before it. It is pertinent to mention that the SP had left the country without informing the court. The first and second indictments took place when the private complaint was approved and former IGP Mushtaq Sukhera’s application was rejected by the Lahore High Court respective and third one has happened after SP Farrukh Raza presented....

We will knock at the door of SC for summoning of Sharifs and their accomplices: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

PAT Chairman Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has announced to challenge, in the Supreme Court of Pakistan, the Lahore High Court’s decision of not summoning the Sharif brothers. He said that there are far stronger grounds for summoning the Sharif brothers than those on which the police officers were ordered to present themselves before the anti-terrorism court, and that these solid grounds are already on record....

Time for PTI government to honour its pledge for provision of justice: Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri

The PAT Chairman said that it is responsibility of the current government to honour its public commitments. He hoped that Imran Khan will abide by his promises. He said that the masterminds and the police officers involved in the Model Town tragedy should be sent to jails so that the road to justice should be paved. He said that perpetrators of Model Town tragedy are hurling threats....

Punjab Bar Council moved for an action against Nazim Awan Advocate

Mohsin Rasool, a PAT witness in the Model Town case who was slapped by Nazim Awan Advocate, the lawyer of the accused, has moved an application to executive disciplinary committee of Punjab Bar Council in which he stated that the conduct of the lawyer has been violative of the fundamentals of the legal profession. He said that Nazim Awan Advocate slapped him in the glare of the full court during a hearing on September which is against the code of conduct of the Bar....

PAT convenes Core Committee’s urgent meeting after slapping incident

In a hearing of Model Town case in the anti-terrorism court yesterday, Nazim Awan Advocate, one of the lawyers representing the accused police officials, slapped Mohsin Rasool, an eye-witness of the tragedy and threatened of dire consequences. After the incident, complainant Jawad Hamid and the PAT lawyers submitted an application asking for an appropriate action against Nazim Awan Advocate....