Sahiwal tragedy: 16 counter-terror cops booked, confirms Mazari


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari said on Tuesday that as many as 16 officials of the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) were booked in the Sahiwal tragedy case.

“16 people have been booked under the anti-terrorism law 302,” she said while speaking on the floor of the National Assembly.

“10 of the personnel were in uniform and six in plain clothes,” the minister said further and added that the FIR included murder and terror charges

Four people – including three members of a family – were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal on Saturday.

CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.

The dead included a man, his wife and their teenage daughter, as well as the driver of the car who, according to the CTD, was involved in terrorist acts.