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  • Qadri vows to take Sharifs to task for Model Town incident

    In an effort to "request" the Lahore High Court (LHC) to make the Najfi commission report on the 2014 Model Town tragedy public, the families of the victims — on Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chairman Tahirul Qadri's call — staged a sit-in on Lahore's Mall Road on Wednesday...

    While addressing the protesters, Qadri said that the "murderers" of the Model Town victims "have only lost their position in the government" after the Panamagate...

  • Tahirul Qadri returns to Pakistan, 'seeks justice' for 2014 Model Town incident victims

    Prominent cleric and head of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Tahirul Qadri, on his return to Pakistan on Tuesday, said that he had come back to seek justice for the victims of the 2014 Model Town incident and their families...

    At least 80 others were injured in the clashes that had broken out when police went to the party's headquarters in Model Town and PAT activists resisted their operations...

  • PAT chief rails against Sharif brothers on Panamagate, Model Town incident

    Prominent cleric and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri, who returned to Pakistan early Tuesday to "seek justice" for the victims of the 2014 Model Town killings, addressed a large gathering in Lahore's Nasir Bagh later in the afternoon...

    During his lengthy diatribe against the ruling party and its leadership, the focal point of the gathering, Qadri heavily criticised the Sharif family, accusing them of undermining...

  • Model Town incident: DCO passes the buck to PAT workers

    LAHORE: The district coordination officer (DCO) told an anti-terrorism court on Friday that enraged workers of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) hampered dialogue initiative of the city administration and created a law and order situation outside the residence of Dr Tahirul Qadri in Model Town...

    DCO retired Capt Muhammad Usman said this while recording his statement before the court in the Model Town killings case...

  • Sheikh Rashid joins list of leaders supporting Dr Qadri's demands on Model Town incident

    Awami League chief Sheikh Rashid on Sunday joined a growing list of political leaders who are backing Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri's demands following the release of Justice Baqar Najafi report on the Model Town incident...

    "On the Model Town incident, all parties minus Nawaz Sharif are united," he said while answering a question on whether an alliance was on the cards, clarifying that this was different from an...

  • Qadri shelves protest policy, seeks legal solution to Model Town incident

    Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Sunday announced that his party has shelved its strategy of protests on the Model Town incident and indicated that he will now seek a "legal and political" solution to the problem...

    On June 17, 2014, 14 people had been killed and 100 others injured when police launched an assault on supporters gathered outside the residence of Qadri in Model Town, Lahore...

  • LHC seeks records of 2014 Model Town incident

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Wednesday asked for the complete records of the Town Municipal Administration's (TMA) application to remove encroachment and the dispatching of police force that led to a standoff between Punjab Police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) activists before turning into the infamous Model Town incident of 2014...

    The petition pertains to PAT challenging an anti-terrorism court's (ATC) refusal to include the...

  • Model Town incident: Qadri reiterates demand for suspension of accused cops

    LAHORE: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Tahirul Qadri on Sunday reiterated his demand for suspension of the police officers from service who have been summoned by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) as accused in the Model Town case...

    Addressing a press conference on the fourth anniversary of the incident (June 17), he said Article 10-A of the constitution provides justification of the police officers’ removal so that they could not use...

  • PAT asks PM Khan to not consider Model Town incident's accused for provincial role

    Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has requested Prime Minister Imran Khan to not appoint Major (retd) Azam Sulaiman the Punjab chief secretary as he is one of the 12 accused by the families of those affected in the infamous Model Town incident of 2014...

    PAT Secretary-General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, in a letter addressed to the PM, drew his attention to the fact that "Sulaiman, who is reportedly a favourite for the Punjab chief secretary...

  • ATC indicts ex-IG Sukhera in Model Town incident

    LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Tuesday indicted former inspector general of police Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera in a private complaint filed by Idara Minhajul Quran/Pakistan Awami Tehreek for his trial on charges of killing its workers during 2014 Model Town incident...

    At least 14 persons were killed and more than 100 injured during the anti-encroachment operation outside the Model Town residence of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on June...

  • SC forms larger bench to establish new JIT in Model Town incident

    Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Monday ordered the formation of a larger bench to establish a joint investigative team (JIT) in the 2014 Model Town incident...

    At least 14 people were killed and over 100 injured during an ‘anti-encroachment’ operation outside the Model Town residence of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri on June 17, 2014...

  • Aman Jirga blocks Mardan road against lynching incident

    MARDAN: Members of Aman Jirga, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, here on Friday staged a protest demonstration and held the administration of Abdul Wali Khan University Mardan responsible for the lynching of a student, Mashal Khan, on premises of the university campus on Thursday (April 13)...

    They marched from the townhall to the Abdul Wali Khan University and held a protest demonstration in front of the main gate of the varsity blocking the busy...

  • PAT holds sit-ins to mark Model Town killings anniversary

    LAHORE: As the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) began its sit-in after Iftar on The Mall here on Friday to mark the second anniversary of the Model Town incident in which 14 activists were killed during a police raid on the party’s offices, the Punjab government termed it a ploy to create political instability...

    He said the Model Town incident case was sub judice and the PAT should have waited for the court verdict...

  • LHC seeks reply from parties on Model Town report case

    The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday heard various petitions regarding a court order directing the publication of a judicial commission's report on the 2014 Model Town tragedy...

    The counsel for the PAT, Raey Bashir, also asked the court to appoint a separate bench for the hearing of the petition against the decision of the anti-terrorism court on the Model Town killings, upon which the bench referred the matter to the chief justice...

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