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JIT has sought one month to complete inquiry into Sahiwal tragedy: Chohan

LAHORE: Punjab Minister for Information and Culture Fayazul Hassan Chohan on Tuesday said that the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal tragedy has sought one month time period to complete the investigation and inquiry of the incident.

In a statement issued on Tuesday, Fayazul Hassan Chohan said that the preliminary report submitted by the JIT on the Sahiwal tragedy had declared that Khalil and his family were innocent whereas Zeeshan belonged to a terrorist group.

Dilating upon the details of the development of the inquiry, he informed that the JIT had visited the crime scene twice and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses. Five police officials who were involved in the killing of innocent citizens are confined to the jail after registration of criminal case against them under Section 302 of the PPC.

The provincial minister said that the difference in ‘Naya Pakistan’ can be seen from the fact that upon hearing the report of the incident, Punjab chief minister reached at the spot within six hours and met the family members of the deceased. A First Information Report (FIR) was registered as per the demand of the heirs of victims against Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials.

Fayazul Hassan made it clear that the officials or officers who ordered to conduct this operation would soon be brought to justice and nobody would be spared.

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