PPP, PTI demand Punjab CM’s resignation, case against govt

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LAHORE: The Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) have demanded immediate resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and registration of a case against the provincial government in light of the verdict issued by the Lahore High Court.

In a statement issued here, the People’s Party demanded that a case be filed against the Punjab government in light of the high court’s verdict. PTI spokesperson Fawad Chaudhry said that the faces of those responsible for the Model Town killings would be unveiled once the report of the incident was released.

Opposition Leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mehmoodur Rasheed said that the opposition would table a no-confidence motion against the Punjab government. Former deputy prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League leader Parvez Elahi said that Shehbaz Sharif and his companions would not escape from legal grip in the Model Town massacre.

Talking to former MPA from Chakwal Syed Taqleed Raza Shah at his residence, Elahi said that the Muslim League even today was number one to provide services to the people. He said that doors were not closed in politics and process of contacts was continuing for activating democratic procedure.

He said that the Punjab government refused to obey clear order of the Lahore High Court about making public Justice Baqir Najafi inquiry report of the Model Town tragedy. Now it has also become clear after the court verdict that the killers would not escape from the law.