Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Saturday criticised the decision of a joint investigation team (JIT), constituted to investigate last year’s Model Town killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers, to exonerate Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan from charges of ordering or abetting police action against the supporters of firebrand cleric Dr Tahirul Qadri.
In a tweet posted Saturday, Khan termed the JIT’s decision to absolve the chief minister and the former law minister as “shocking” and the “height of injustice”. He added that the JIT’s decision will give a message to police that they can carry out such acts again with impunity.
According to the report, all JIT members unanimously declared Shahbaz and Sanaullah ‘innocent’ and dismissed allegations levelled against them in the FIR lodged by Minhajul Quran’s director administration as ‘baseless and without any evidence’.
The PAT held a protest demonstration on Friday outside the Punjab Assembly building against the JIT report in which Shahbaz and Sanaullah were exonerated.
In a second tweet, Imran Khan said that the silence of the Muslim World, including Pakistan, on the state of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who currently face genocide and exodus is “disturbing”.