Opposition demands parliamentary probe into Sahiwal incident

Shahbaz in NA

ISLAMABAD: The opposition parties in National Assembly Monday demanded formation of parliamentary committee for investigation into Sahiwal tragic incident.
On a point of order, opposition leader Mian Shahbaz Sharif strongly condemned the killing of innocent people in Sahiwal encounter and said that the parliamentary committee should be formed for investigation into the incident.
He said that he did not to politicize the tragic incident. However, he added that no such example of barbarism could be found. He said the government changed statements one after another. He added that – first it was said that those killed in CTD encounter were terrorists and car’s windows were tinted but whole world saw massacre of innocent civilians.
Shahbaz said every person was grieved over the tragic incident but Prime Minister Imran Khan posted just one message on Twitter during 24 hours. He must give answer to the nation over this incident, he demanded. He vowed not to let the government rest until facts were brought to surface.
The worst brutality has taken place in Sahiwal. “A house committee should be made to review the JIT report on the incident,” he suggested.
Former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf of PPP also condemned the tragic incident and demanded of the government to step down over the issue. He said that the Punjab chief minister was presenting flowers to the children of the killed parents just for photo session. He asked the government not to use word of State of Madina.
Meanwhile talking part in debate after adjournment motion was adopted by the house, the PML-N leader Khawaja Asif strongly criticised the law enforcement agencies over their alleged criminal negligence and inhumane behaviour in the Sahiwal tragedy that had claimed lives of four persons including a husband and wife and their teenage daughter.
“Those responsible for eliminating terrorism have themselves become terrorists,” Asif said while speaking on the matter at the floor of National Assembly.
The former defence minister criticised the incumbent government and accused it of practicing dual standards over the issue. “The government of Punjab has become a party in the [Sahiwal ‘encounter’] matter,” he said and demanded of the government to constitute a powerful parliamentary committee to probe the incident.
Minister for Human Rights Dr. Shireen M. Mazari emphasized to restructure police department in order to change its colonial mindset. She also asked the MNAs to bring solid and concrete suggestions in order to avoid the recurrence of such incidents in future.


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