Sahiwal ‘encounter’: 16 CTD personnel arrested, booked under terrorism law

Burial won’t be held until justice is served: Sahiwal victims’ family

News Desk January 20, 2019
They were taken into custody on Saturday and a case has been registered under articles of murder and terrorism. PHOTO: EXPRESS

A first information report (FIR), number 33/19, was registered on Sunday against 16 personnel of Punjab's Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) involved in the killing of four people in an alleged encounter, Express News reported.

They were taken into custody on Saturday and a case has been registered under articles of murder and terrorism. The FIR was lodged by the brother of deceased Mohammad Khalil.

State will fully look after children injured in Sahiwal tragedy: PM Imran

After the announcement, the family of the victims left for Lahore along with the bodies. Traffic was also restored following the development.

Earlier, Jalil, brother of deceased Khalil, said that the victims' bodies will not be buried until justice is served.

Sahiwal's victims' family has announced that the bodies will not be buried until justice is served.

"Instead of registering our FIR, police have registered an FIR against the victims," he added.


The victims' family members along with other protesters placed the bodies on Grand Trunk (GT) Road and staged a sit-in against the CTD personnel.


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

Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that the three children injured in the Sahiwal tragedy “will now be fully looked after by the state as its responsibility”.

The premier took to Twitter saying that he was “still shocked at seeing the traumatised children who saw their parents shot before their eyes,” adding that any parent would be shocked as they would think of their own children in such a traumatic situation.

Earlier today, a new video has surfaced highlighting the brutality of the police department.

Facebook Conversations


Rafeeque Ahmed | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend It is meanwhile a wrong shadow of police that has impured the image of police negative. Negatively, people loose trust over police. They instead of law abiding. They abhors it. There would be breach of trust and widening trust deficit. On this event it poured reflections that police instead of securing killing the persons innocently.
Omer Javed Butt | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend Asslam-u-Alaikum, A very bold step from PM. What about other victims who have been tortured by Police department without any reason or specially by their very own political leaders, who will take care about them. So far we've seen Govt is finding ways to impose more tax in order to generate income in order keep them warm in their houses.
Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ

Load Next Story