PM Imran Khan takes strong exception against CTD personnel acquittal in Sahiwal encounter case

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PM Imran Khan takes strong exception against CTD personnel acquittal in Sahiwal encounter case

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan takes strong exception against CTD personnel acquittal in Sahiwal encounter case.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister (SAPM) on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan on Friday said that PM Imran Khan has directed the Punjab government to file an appeal on Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) verdict regarding Sahiwal encounter case.

In a tweet, the special assistant said that the premier has also ordered the provincial government to investigate the weaknesses and flaws of prosecution in leading the case.

Entire nation had watched the video of Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) officers opening fire at the passengers. The government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) is committed to ensure justice to the children, who lost their parents in this shooting mishap, she asserted. ------------------------------

Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) had acquitted six accused of CTD due to lack of evidence. These accused included Safdar Hussain, Ahsan Khan, Ramzan, Saifullah, Husnain and Nasir.