PTI seeks update on Kasur abuse inquiry

Andleeb writes letter seeking information under RIA 2013


January 15, 2018
Andaleeb Abbas. PHOTO COURTESY: SAVVY PR & EVENTS

ISLAMABAD: With no major breakthrough in the investigations into the Zainab murder case, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf has sought certified information regarding the Punjab government’s failure in protecting minor children.

Information has been sought under the Punjab Transparency and Right to Information Act 2013 by PTI leader Andleeb Abbas through a letter addressed to principal secretary to the chief minister Punjab.

The PTI leader said the Punjab chief minister and Punjab police had become a symbol of incompetence and terror and failed to nab culprits involved in the Kasur incident.

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According to the details issued by party’s central media department, Andleeb has stated that the chief minister and his cabinet members remained silent over the failure of the police to check crime against children particularly in Kasur.

She questioned why 2,700 police officials are deployed for the security of the Sharif family’s Jati Umra residence when “it is no more a camp office of the prime minister” after Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.

She stated that being a citizen of Pakistan and a taxpayer, under Article 19-A of the Constitution and Right to Information Act-2013, she needed certified information pertaining to the misuse of taxpayers’ money on the Sharif family’s security.

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She further said that the Punjab chief minister ordered the district police officer to be made OSD over the death of two protestors protesting outside his office. She questioned why the DPO has not been arrested and why no FIR was launched against him.

Andleeb stated that the chief minister constituted a joint investigation team headed by Abu Bakar Khuda Bakhsh to conduct a probe into the brutal assault and murder of Zainab.

He is the same officer, she pointed, who investigated the massive child abuse scandal in Kasur in 2015. That JIT, she said, was tempered down and the biggest child abuse scandal ended up concluding it as a property dispute despite clear evidence and presence of videos.

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Andleeb stated that the JIT did not blame the local MNA and MPA whose influence pressurised the police not to catch the real culprits. She inquired why the earlier JIT report has been tempered and on what basis has another JIT been formed.

She said that the Model Town and Kasur killings are the chief minister’s responsibility and he must not only penalise all ministers, police officers and bureaucrats involved but he himself must resign as he has on his name and conscience 100 shootings and 14 killings of Model Town and 284 Child Abuses and 11 rape and killings of Kasur incident.

She said that this is a terrible record on the Punjab chief minister’s governance and nothing short than his resignation and that of his Law Minister Rana Sanaullah can do justice to this shameful series of corrupt practices and gruesome murders.

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