Seven days later, death toll from Model Town tragedy continues to rise

A 20-year-old PAT worker succumbed to his injuries taking the death toll to 10.


Web Desk June 24, 2014

LAHORE: Seven days after the bloody clashes in Lahore’s Model Town, a man succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday, taking the death toll to ten, Express News reported.

Twenty-year-old Shahbaz was shot in the neck during the June 17 clashes between Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers and the police in which dozens more were also injured.

He was taken into surgery soon after the incident but his doctor had said at that time that his chances of survival were low.

Sources said that the PAT worker succumbed to his wounds at 6am today.

PAT leader Tahirul Qadri led the deceased worker’s funeral prayers in Lahore today.

The victim’s parents said that he was an active PAT supporter and was dedicated to his party.

COMMENTS (4)

Faisal Hussain | 7 years ago | Reply

NEGOTIATE WITH TERRORISTS WHILE KILL INNOCENT PROTESTERS! These rulers deserve to be shot at. One thing achieved from this saga is that the untouchable Sharifs are not within the grasp of general public... innocent deaths have shown their colors in giving strength to people and democracy is bringing power to the people and taking it form the rulers.... 60,000 Pakistanis dies in vain through terrorism yet rulers could not even draw up an anti-terrorism policy / strategy in parliament. Qadri's only strength is people while in his last campaign proved neither judiciary nor intelligence agencies were behind him... this campaign proved nor the army is behind him... he remains to survive and succeed on the power of people vs power of state machinery! I feel more powerful now walking on the streets of Punjab than ever before knowing that a force now exists that can put them and their injustice to account... a force that they are truly scared of!

excalibur | 7 years ago | Reply

Pak Patriot

You really are too thick to still protect the PML N Despicable

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