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  • 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...

  • Intelligence agencies differ on PAT guards’ role in Model Town clash

    LAHORE: The Justice Najafi report on the Model Town case presents conflicting claims of premier intelligence agencies – the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) – into the incident...

    “At this juncture, a sub-inspector of police in the company of the Model Town SP fired three rounds from his pistol in the air which resulted in a stampede in the workers,” the ISI states in the report submitted to the inquiry...

  • 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...

  • Model Town inquiry report: LHC seeks summary of lawyer’s posting as private counsel for govt

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday directed a senior lawyer to furnish a summary of his appointment as the private counsel by the Punjab government to represent it in its appeal against a decision for release of the Model Town inquiry report...

    Resuming his arguments, Mr Harris mainly questioned the manner in which a single bench heard and decided a petition moved by the heirs of the Model Town incident’s victims for the...

  • Model Town inquiry report a ‘dead document’, Punjab govt tells LHC

    LAHORE: The Punjab government’s counsel told a three-judge bench of the Lahore High Court on Monday that the Model Town inquiry report had become a “dead document” as the purpose for which it was conducted stood exhausted...

    Punjab govt says the report, if publicised, would influence the minds of judges hearing cases connected with the incidentThe report, if publicised, would definitely influence the minds of judges hearing cases...

  • LHC receives appeals from Punjab govt, victims' families in Model Town case

    The Punjab Government on Saturday demanded that the Lahore High Court (LHC) discard the single-member bench's decision to make public a contentious inquiry report regarding the Model Town tragedy...

    On June 17, 2014, as many as 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when police attacked the residence of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Model Town during an ‘anti-encroachment’ operation...

  • Model Town killings: Families move court for release of Najafi report

    LAHORE: Families of the victims of the 2014 Model Town incident have approached the Lahore High Court for the release of a judicial inquiry report conducted by Justice Ali Baqar Najafi into the killings of Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s workers...

    On June 17, 2014, as many as 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when police attacked residence of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri in Model Town during an ‘anti-encroachment’ operation...

  • New LHC bench starts proceedings on several applications in 2014 Model Town case

    A new full bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday started hearing multiple petitions concerning the 2014 Model Town tragedy after a previously-constituted bench recused itself from hearing the case over "personal reasons"...

    However, instead of taking the matter up, the bench ordered that a new full bench should be created to hear the Model Town case while sidelining itself from the case over "personal reasons"...

  • Model Town report

    THE Lahore High Court’s decision to make the Model Town report public has come as a bolt out of the blue for Shahbaz Sharif, who is likely to face money laundering charges in the Hudaibiya paper mills case being reopened on the Supreme Court’s order...

    Shahbaz had used his position to delay the Model Town report, which created the suspicion that he was responsible for the Model Town massacre...

  • PAT holds rally against Model Town killings

    RAWALPINDI: The Rawalpindi chapter of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) on Sunday staged a protest demonstration against the provincial government for not arresting those involved in the Model Town killings...

    “We are holding a rally every week in different cities and on June 17 the main gathering will be held in Islamabad to mark the anniversary of the Model Town tragedy,” he said...

  • 50 suspects summoned in Model Town case

    LAHORE: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday summoned 50 suspects for their alleged involvement in killing protesters outside the Minhajul Quran Secretariat in Model Town...

    The SHO stated that a joint investigation team had been probing into the Model Town tragic incident...

  • Imran terms Model Town JIT report shocking

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has termed the report of the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the Model Town incident “shocking” and said that it was the “height of injustice...

    ”Read: Model Town JIT gives clean chit to Shahbaz, SanaullahAll five members of the JIT, in their report on last year’s incident, had unanimously declared Shahbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah “innocent” and dismissed all allegations...

  • Model Town JIT gives clean chit to Shahbaz, Sanaullah

    LAHORE: A joint investigation team (JIT) formed by the government of Punjab to investigate the Model Town incident of police firing on activists of Pakistan Awami Tehreek in June last year has exonerated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and former provincial law minister Rana Sanaullah from charges of ordering or abetting the police action...

    Take a look: Model Town incident: Govt seems to be protecting the guilty: LHCAccording to the...

  • GHS Model Town triumph

    On the other hand, GHS Model Town drafted a 71-run victory against Sun Lions GHS Gulberg at the LCCA ground with Golden Pearl GPSS Cantt thrashing Wi-tribe GHS Township by 130 runs in the last match of the day at the LCCA ground...

    Published in Dawn, June 10th, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

  • House ‘feels the heat’ of Model Town JIT report

    The JIT report on Model Town incident, which was released a day earlier, caused an uproar in the house when opposition leader Mian Mahmoodur Rashid stood on a point of order to lambast the report and accused the government of managing a clean chit for itself...

    Published in Dawn, May 22nd, 2015On a mobile phone? Get the Dawn Mobile App: Apple Store | Google Play...

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