Culprits behind Sahiwal police 'encounter' will be taken to task, vows Buzdar

Punjab CM says JIT will present its report within 72 hours


News Desk January 19, 2019
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar speaks to media in Sahiwal. SCREEN GRAB

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Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar late Saturday night said that an impartial inquiry would be carried out into killing of four persons in a 'police encounter' in Sahiwal.

Four people – including two women – were killed in a shady encounter involving Punjab’s counter-terrorism police on a highway in the Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district Saturday noon.

Man, wife, teenage daughter killed in shady police encounter in Sahiwal

Speaking to the media in Sahiwal, hours after taking notice of the incident and constituting a joint investigation team to investigate the incident, Buzdar said the victims’ children were now the state's responsibility with all their costs from henceforth to be borne by the government.

"Rest assured those responsible will be taken to task," he said, adding that the CTD officials involved in the incident have been taken into custody.

Buzdar said exemplary punishment would be handed out to the 'culprits'.

The JIT will present its report within 72 hours, he added.

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