JIT summons Shehbaz, Hamza, others in Model Town case tomorrow

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LAHORE: The joint investigation team (JIT) has summoned former chief minister Punjab, Shehbaz Sharif, and his son, Hamza Shehbaz, among seven political figures in the Model Town case tomorrow (Feb 25), ARY News reported.

The JIT also issued summons to other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders including Abid Sher Ali, Khwaja Asif, and Rana Sanaullah. Chaudhry Nisar is also among those called by the probe team.

The JIT has formally begun its investigation into the Model Town incident that had claimed over a dozen lives.

Related read: New JIT formed for fresh Model Town probe

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Khawaja Saad Rafique were also nominated in the case filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

The investigation team has also issued notice former personal secretary to CM and others to appear before the probe team and record their statement.

Additional IG Iqbal Hasan Shah, who is convener of the JIT, had issued summons to the aforementioned political figures.

The Punjab Home Department on Jan 3 had formed a new JIT, on the court orders, for a fresh probe into the Model Town incident.

The Supreme Court had taken notice of plea on October 6 by Bisma Amjad, the daughter of Tanzila Amjad who was among those martyred in the Model Town firing incident, seeking the formation of a new investigation team to probe the carnage.

On June 17, 2014, at least 14 people were killed and 100 others injured when the police opened fire to disperse protesting Pakistan Awami Tehreek workers during an anti-encroachment operation outside the residence of PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.

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