APS commission reminds defence ministry to record statements

Serving corps commander of Peshawar, brigadiers have failed to record statements so far

Our Correspondent January 21, 2019

PESHAWAR: The judicial commission tasked with probing the 2014 attack on Army Public School in Peshawar has once again sent a letter to the Ministry of Defence, and other security officials to record their statements.

The commission’s focal person said the letter has been sent as a reminder.

On January 11, the commission had requested the defence ministry to present a schedule whereby it would record statements from the then serving corps commander of Peshawar, brigadiers and other security officials.

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However, no response has been given from the defense ministry so far owing to which a reminder was sent on January 20.

The judicial commission also asked the DIG and SP Sohail Khalid of CTD as well as current IG of K-P Salahuddin Mehsud to have their statements recorded.

The Supreme Court had in October 2018 a judicial commission led by a Peshawar High Court judge to probe the carnage.

A three-member bench of the top court, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, had tasked the commission to submit its report within six weeks after conducting a ‘thorough’ probe into one of the deadliest terror attacks in the country’s history in which 144 people, mostly students, had been killed when militants stormed the army-run school in Peshawar.


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