Qadri vows to continue ‘legal’ battle for justice in Model Town incident


LAHORE: Chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Dr Tahirul Qadri on Tuesday – upon his arrival at Lahore airport from Turkey – asserted that he would accept whatever the decision the court makes regarding the Model Town incident

Fourteen people were killed and dozens were injured on June 17, 2014.

Talking to media he claimed that it was the first time that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) interrogated former premier Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shehbaz Sharif and other accused in the case.

The PAT chief said the new JIT recorded statements of both sides, and they were satisfied with the investigation process.

However, concerning the court matters, he said they would be dealt in the courts, and if the need arises, they [the PAT] would approach the Supreme Court for justice.

He maintained that the JIT grilled Sharif, asking him to explain why did not an impartial JIT was constituted earlier in his capacity as prime minister following the incident for a fair and transparent investigation into the incident.

Qadri said the Sharif brothers were interrogated for the first time in the last four years. He questioned why they were worried if they were innocent, and had nothing to do with the incident.

He vowed to continue ‘fighting’ legal battle until the justice is provided to the victims.