SC issues notices to Punjab govt on plea for new JIT in Model Town incident
LAHORE: The Supreme Court on Saturday issued notices to the Punjab government, provincial prosecution department and others on a plea seeking constitution of a new joint investigation team (JIT) to probe the Model Town incident.
The bench headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar issued notices on an application filed by Bisma, one of the
affectees of the Model Town incident.
He claimed that the matter was not fairly investigated in the past as the accused were themselves complainant in
it due to fear and pressure from the then government.
cases, including Baldia Factory tragedy.
Dr Tahir also expressed reservations over appointment of Ahtisham Qadir as Prosecutor General Punjab.
Subsequently, the bench issued notices and sought response from the Punjab government and others.
The bench also asked concerned anti-terrorism court to take up the Model Town case twice a week instead of daily
and summon relevant officials.