Model Town carnage: PAT-led parties seek permission for Lahore protest

Published: January 13, 2018
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An official working at the Lahore DC Office said that the office had received the formal request for staging the protest but no decision had yet been made. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

An official working at the Lahore DC Office said that the office had received the formal request for staging the protest but no decision had yet been made. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LAHORE: A joint committee of several anti-government parties has formally sought permissions from the Punjab government and the local administration for staging a protest rally on Mall Road Lahore on Wednesday, January 17.

Representatives of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Awami Muslim League (AML), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) jointly submitted a request on Saturday to Lahore Division’s Commissioner Abdullah Khan Sumbal and Lahore District Commissioner Sumair Ahmad Syed.

The request submitted by the All Parties Steering Committee on Model Town reads that the committee “has decided to hold a protest rally at Charing Cross on the Mall Road on January 17 to protest [against] the denial of justice to 14 Shaudha and about 100 injured in the carnage and shootout [that occurred] on June 17, 2014 at Model Town, Lahore at the hands of Punjab Police; and the Punjab government’s complacency [is] resulting in inordinate delay.

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“Please make necessary administrative and security arrangements for the event on the date and venue mentioned above.”

An official working at the Lahore DC Office said that the office had received the formal request for staging the protest but no decision had yet been made.

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  • qaiser ahmed
    Jan 14, 2018 - 9:36AM

    Who is behind Qadari? Obviously, a foreign power.People behind the model town carnage will only be brought to justice when a new political party (PTI) comes into power. Recommend

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