Defence Minister Khawaja Asif warned marchers against taking the law into their own hands
Government sources say the protesters would be allowed to stage a sit-in outside PM House and action would only be taken if they threaten law and order situation
Sharif said he would be happy to negotiate but that the conditions set by Khan were unacceptable.
In the meetings between the prime minister and Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif over the last week, the protesters and their demands were discussed repeatedly, but the military chief had not sought any role for himself.
Police produced Butt before the court and handed in the challan which stated that the Model Town incident escalated due to Butt’s involvement in it.
Finance Minister Ishaq Dar said that Prime Minister Sharif’s resignation was out of question.
In the backdrop of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) protests, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday made it clear that no demand beyond the legal parameters of the Constitution will…
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s decision to ask Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif to mediate a solution for breaking the deadlock with the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has drawn criticism from political circles, with some leaders lashing out at both the PML-N and PTI for agreeing on mediation by the army chief.
“Gen Sharif told the prime minister that he was willing to mediate between the two sides but the government should first get the FIR of the Model Town killings registered, which was duly accepted by the premier,” said the sources.
Qadri is yet to announce his future course of action, saying the people’s jirga will take two important decisions after the Maghrib prayers.
“Today at 4pm I will make my final speech to this sit-in after which I will hand over all powers to you for making a jirga to decide your future course of action,” Qadri told his charged workers.
A team of PAT lawyers led by Minhajul Quran’s counsel Mansoorur Rehman Afridi arrived at Faisal Town police station with the LHC order but no duty officer was present at the station to approve the registration of the FIRs
PAT chief says that the government team will return at around 9:30pm after consulting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif
The embattled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday found itself grappling with yet another challenge after a private news channel aired contents of the judicial commission’s report into the Model Town killings incident in which the investigating judge has laid the onus of the massacre of 14 political workers on the Punjab government administered by Sharif’s younger brother, Shahbaz Sharif.
Nawaz and Shahbaz must resign and hold themselves accountable before the law
At least 14 workers of Tahirul Qadri’s Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) were killed and over 100 people injured in clashes with police on June 17 in the Model Town locality.
According to the JC’s report, which has been kept secret by the Punjab government, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif had not ordered the police to “disengage” from the clashes with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) supporters, resulting in the deaths of at least 14 people and injuries to over 80 others.