Sahiwal JIT report avoids key questions: report


The report of the joint investigation team (JIT) formed in the Sahiwal incident failed to pin the responsibility on anyone for the tragic encounter and avoided key questions, a local news outlet reported on Wednesday.

Reportedly, the JIT report does not mention SSP Javaid Qamar’s role in the incident. The report states that he was chasing the car but was absent from the shootout and reached the site after 35 minutes. The report failed to address one key question: Who ordered the killing of the family members?

The report also claimed that Zeeshan had links with terrorists in Afghanistan and his mother and wife had complete knowledge of this. The report also held Zeeshan’s brother in suspicion. The JIT has also recommended that Constable Ihtisham’s name should be added in the fourth schedule.

On January 19, four people were killed in an alleged shootout in Sahiwal, with the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel claiming 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.