LHC orders to make public Justice Baqir Najfi report on model town incident
LAHORE - A single-member bench ofJustice Muzahir Ali Akbar Naqvi on a petition filed by the victims belonging to Pakistan Awami Tehreek has ordered to make public the Justice Baqir Najfi report on Model Town.
The court had reserved the verdict, a day earlier when the petitioner’s counsel Barrister Syed Ali Zafar said that releasing the inquiry report was clearly a matter of public interest, and the government was bound under the law to give the required information to the general public.
The Punjab government that was alleged of involvement in the incident denied making the report public despite repeated demand by the PAT supremo Dr. Tahir Ul Qadri.
Talking to newsmen after the verdict, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) leader Khurram Nawaz Gandapur called it a historical verdict. “Shahbaz Sharif has now no right to remain in Chief Minister office,” he said.
“Shahbaz Sharif has now no right to remain in Chief Minister office,” he said.
He further asserted that Shahbaz Sharif, Rana Sanaullah, Toqeer Shah and Saad Rafique are involved in the tragedy.
The Model Town incident dented the credibility of Shahbaz Sharif-led Punjab government when in June 2014, as many as 14 workers of Pakistan Awami Tehreek were gunned down amid a clash with law enforcers over a dispute steeming out from removal of barriers outside Minhaj Ul Quran Headquarter.