PM Imran takes notice of Sahiwal incident

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PM Imran

SAHIWAL: Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken notice of the killing of four persons in Punjab CTD’s operation in Sahiwal and sought report from IG Punjab.
The prime minister directed the IG Punjab to hold fair and transparent investigation into the incident and present report.
The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) Saturday claimed that the local commander of militant organisation, Daesh, and three others, including two women, were killed in an operation near GT Road.
“Four people, including two women and Daesh local commander Zeeshan, have been killed and one child has been injured in the cross-fire,” a CTD spokesperson said. The suspects were kidnappers and three children were recovered, police said.
However, the children of the victims, who were also present in the car and eyewitness rejected the CTD claim and said that the victims were innocent. The relatives of the victims also staged protest demonstration at District Headquarters Hospital.
According to eyewitnesses there were no weapons found with the bodie.
The eyewitnesses said that the children while speaking to them at a nearby petrol station claimed that the “police has killed their parents”. “Following the firing incident, the police left the children at the petrol station where they spoke to us. A few minutes later, however, CTD officials returned and took the children with them to an undisclosed location,” the eyewitnesses added.
“The car was coming from Lahore and the women killed were 40 and 13 years respectively,” they further said.
Following the incident, Punjab Police spokesperson Nabila Ghazanfar said, “If those killed were innocent citizens, then action will be taken against those who fired at them.”
“IG Punjab has sought a report from the regional police officer regarding the incident,” the spokesperson added.
Meanwhile, Provincial Minister for Information and Culture Fayyazul Hassan Chohan said, “Within one hour, there will be clarity regarding the incident.”

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