SANAULLAH MASTERMIND OF MODEL TOWN INCIDENT, REVEALS POLICE SOURCES
Police sources, while leveling revelations, claimed that former Punjab law minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah was the mastermind of Model Town carnage.
The sources told that Sanaullah had directed to launch operation against the Model Town protesters despite then home secretary Azam Suleman’s opposition.
A case against ex-minister is also expected to be reopened.
Lahore High Court (LHC) had turned down Pakistan Awami Tehreek‘s (PAT) plea seeking summons of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and ten other ministers in a case pertaining to Model Town carnage.
Ex-Inspector General of Punjab Police (IG) Mushtaq Sukhera was directed to appear in the court.
Earlier, report compiled by Justice Baqir Ali Najfi of LHC directly held Punjab government responsible for ‘bloodbath’ in Model Town area.
It was stated in the report that Shehbaz Sharif had not ordered the police to ‘disengage’ from the clashes with PAT supporters.
It further revealed that Minhajul Quran International (MQI) workers hurled stones at police and in return they were fired upon. Police followed Punjab Punjab government’s orders.
It is to be mentioned here that PAT, in its appeal against the ruling of the trial court, had requested LHC to call former ministers Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Asif and others in the case.
On June 17, 2014, Punjab police went to remove the barriers placed outside PAT Chief Dr Tahirul Qadri’s residence and MQISecretariat in Model Town.
The workers of MQI resisted the move which led to a deadly clash leaving 14 workers dead and dozens injured.