Model Town murder: Would Punjab Govt make Rana Sanaullah an escape goat?
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2017-12-07 05:38:55

Model Town murder: Would Punjab Govt make Rana Sanaullah an escape goat?

Following a Lahore High Court (LHC) directive to make Justice Baqar Najafi’s report — compiled after a judicial inquiry into the 2014 Model Town incident — available for public consumption, the Punjab government on Tuesday evening released the report through the website of its public relations directorate.

 

From a reading of the conclusions of Justice Najafi’s report, it is understandable why the provincial government fought tooth and nail to prevent its release.

 

It is also understandable why its publication was preceded by a lengthy press conference by Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah in which he sought to highlight the report’s flaws, including what he called its reliance on “secondary evidence” and it, therefore, having no legal status whatsoever.

 

Delineating the chronology of events, Justice Najafi reports that then Punjab Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Rana Sanaullah seems to have already decided on June 16, 2014 that Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri would not be allowed any opportunity to hold a long march from Rawalpindi to Lahore, as the latter planned to do on June 23, 2014.

 

This single-minded determination of the minister to thwart Dr Qadri’s political objectives ended up influencing the police’s heavy-handed strategy in dealing with the situation, which resulted in the needless loss of lives the very next day, Justice Najafi argues in the report.

 

It is also reported that changes were made in the report in order to secure the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif who was dealing the case sitting at rear seat.

 

The PAT chief claimed that the provincial government was hiding the original version and vowed to bring it to the fore while announcing to go ahead with his plan to march towards Civil Secretariat.

 

Infact Punjab Government has decided to make Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah an escape goat in Model town massacre in order to secure Shahbaz Sharif.

pk.shafaqna.com

 

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