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

Published: June 24, 2014
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Supporters of Tahirul Qadri hold up a police shield as they shout slogans during the Model Town clashes on June 17. PHOTO: REUTERS

Supporters of Tahirul Qadri hold up a police shield as they shout slogans during the Model Town clashes on June 17. PHOTO: REUTERS

Express News screengrab of PAT chief Tahirul Qadri leading the funeral prayers. Supporters of Tahirul Qadri hold up a police shield as they shout slogans during the Model Town clashes on June 17. PHOTO: REUTERS

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.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • PakPatriot
    Jun 24, 2014 - 12:11PM

    It was a barbaric incident, This incident should be scrutunized on urgent basis, To provide justice to victim and to unconceal the conspiracy Against PML N and Pakistan..!!

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  • Ajamal
    Jun 24, 2014 - 1:52PM

    Much needed blood has been provided to TuQ. He should be thankful to Sharif brothers.
    Poor will continue to be fodder to the desires and rules of the politicians.

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  • excalibur
    Jun 24, 2014 - 3:03PM

    Pak Patriot

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

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  • Faisal Hussain
    Jun 24, 2014 - 3:48PM

    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!

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