Five Minhajul Quran students fired at police during Model Town clashes: Forensic report

Published: July 16, 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

LAHORE: A forensic report on the Model Town clashes stated that five students of Minhajul Quran fired at police during the violent confrontation, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The report issued by a joint investigation team stated that the students fired 12 rounds from a Kalashnikov while 34 bullets were also fired from 3 pistols.

On June 17, at least 14 PAT workers were killed and dozens of others injured in violent clashes between party activists and policemen in Lahore. According to hospital sources, 17 police personnel were among the injured.

The confrontation had started when a 15-member police team tried to remove barriers in front of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri’s house and the Minhaj International Secretariat.

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  • H.A. Khan
    Jul 16, 2014 - 1:16PM

    Pakistan should be made “arms” free for civilian
    Automatic guns should be prohibited and very serious penalty should be levied on anyone carrying automatic weapons and prohibited bore guns.
    State should acquire back all Prohibited bore and automatic weapons licensed or otherwise

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  • Jul 16, 2014 - 1:39PM

    Wow ! now Dr. Qadri will challenge the forensic report and will insist that it should be re examined at Canada.

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  • Ali Raja
    Jul 16, 2014 - 1:44PM

    Even then no policemen got minor injury, If you go with this percentage imagine how many rounds police would have fired to put 9 on death bed and hundreds injured. Seriously with no affiliation to PAT and Qadri I believe CM Punjab should have resigned.
    No Value of life in Pakistan

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  • SHB
    Jul 16, 2014 - 1:46PM

    In the picture shown, are these people hooligans or supporters or both?

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  • Shafqat
    Jul 16, 2014 - 1:55PM

    Inqilab is coming sooon;

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  • Kala_bacha
    Jul 16, 2014 - 2:19PM

    Oh wow, last I read the forensics evidence has been lost by the police department, so now police only has PAT info, what about police brutality forensics evidence mr clean tribunal? What a joke!

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  • sabi
    Jul 16, 2014 - 2:29PM

    @Shafqat:
    Yes inqilab is coming soon but in jails.

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  • Urban Legend
    Jul 16, 2014 - 2:39PM

    N-league is gone crazy and talking silly now!

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jul 16, 2014 - 5:20PM

    They attacked police with guns, bricks, stones and sticks. What other proof we want?Recommend

  • Zain
    Jul 16, 2014 - 5:27PM

    The Joint Investigation Team includes representatives of ISI, MI as TuQ requested.

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  • Waqas
    Jul 16, 2014 - 6:06PM

    what it has to do with N-League now?

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  • Rehan
    Jul 16, 2014 - 6:24PM

    This JIT consists of 5 lahore policemen and one member is from an agency. Dr. Tahir ul Qadri all around the world has denounced terrorism and the use of violence. We will never use violence and we certainly do not possess weapons. I think PMLN has got this wrong, we are at the other end of the religious spectrum in that regard therefore if they think they can say we fired shots and the people will believe then they are wrong because everyone in Lahore knows MQI is totally peaceful and intellectual organisation.

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  • Naveed Ali
    Jul 16, 2014 - 10:17PM

    Not even a picture or pistol captured at MQI headquarter.. if there would be any truth in this than who can stop media and govt showing it publicly.. This is all govt propaganda and foolishly illogical.

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  • iron hand
    Jul 17, 2014 - 3:32AM

    TUQ like islamic scholars have defamed the name of islam, who ever challenges states must be dealt with iron hand.

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  • Faisal Hussain
    Aug 6, 2014 - 4:05PM

    What a joke of a legal and forensic system! is there any impartially left in the institutes of Pakistan? for 12 hours media displayed live evidence after evidence of state aggression, state oppression and state terrorism yet this system has the guts to put the blame back on the victims of this violence! they went to the hospitals to change the records, they went to arms dealers to produce evidences of ammunition, they placed bought judges on the investigation bench, they only registered their own FIR on the incident refusing the other party’s right to register an FIR! and still you think TUQ is to blame! this is the plight of majority of Pakistan’s people who have fallen victim to state funded injustice! these deprived from Justice people are very quickly uniting with Qadri and soon they will enforce the rightful justice and launch a movement of civil disobedience.

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