LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Monday offered to resign if accusations of his involvement in Raymond Davis’ pardon were proven.
Addressing a press conference in Lahore, Shahbaz Sharif said that the Punjab government will continue its probe into the sudden release of Davis. He assured that the Punjab government is looking into the unanswered questions that have emerged following the CIA contractor’s release.
However, Sharif said that the federal government and the victims’ families should be asked questions concerning the blood money that was paid and the deal that was struck to ensure Davis’ release.
The Chief Minister reiterated that his government maintains its stance over the issue. He said it was in no way involved in the bargaining process of Davis’ release.
LHC seeks govt’s reply about missing families
Taking notice of the Punjab Law Minister’s claim about the whereabouts of the missing families of the Lahore shootout victims, the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Monday sought a reply from the federal and provincial governments.
Rana Sanaullah had claimed the missing families of Faizan and Fahim who were killed by the CIA contractor Raymond Davis might be hiding in Rawalpindi.
The Punjab government had submitted a reply on Monday, stating it had no information regarding the whereabouts of the families. The court, however, asked the federal and Punjab governments to submit detailed explanations regarding Sanaullah’s statement.
The Lahore High Court has adjourned the hearing till April 1 after issuing notices to the parties.