PM Imran presented report of Sahiwal tragedy

Report holds CTD officials responsible for the death of the family

News Desk January 23, 2019

The Punjab government on Wednesday presented the report of the Sahiwal tragedy to Prime Minister Imran Khan, reported Express News.

JIT holds CTD responsible for ‘innocent’ family’s killing in Sahiwal ‘operation’

The report, which includes the earlier prepared joint investigation team's (JIT) report, holds the counter-terrorism department's (CTD) officers responsible for the death of the family. The department's chief and three officers have been asked to report to the federal government while two others have been suspended.

In the incident, described by law enforcers as an encounter with terrorists, an CTD on Saturday killed four people, including parents Khalil and Nabeela, their teenage daughter, and their family friend, Zeeshan, who was driving the car.

The incident sent shock waves across the country as one of the three surviving children, who were witness to the episode, denied the official version in a video that went viral on social media.

The report says a case will be tried against the relevant CTD officials in an anti-terrorism court (ATC).

Sahiwal tragedy: ‘Strong evidence’ of driver’s links to terrorists found

Investigations in regard to Zeeshan are underway. Intelligence agencies earlier claimed “strong evidence” indicating that Zeeshan Javed, the car driver killed along with the innocent family had links with a terrorist group.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has sought recommendations for reforms in the Punjab police to curb such incidents in the future.



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