FIR registered against 16 officials over Sahiwal incident: NA informed

HEADLINE ISLAMABAD

ISLAMABAD – Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari informed the House that FIR has been registered against 16 people, responsible for Sahiwal incident, under Anti-Terrorism Act.

She was speaking in the National Assembly, when the House decided to continue discussion on situation arising out of Sahiwal incident.

The Minister said that 10 out of 16 accused were in uniform.

Taking part in the debate, Rai Murtaza Iqbal said provision of security is the sole responsibility of the state and this case should be tried either in military courts or sent for summary trial to be decided within three months.

Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf said strict action should be taken against those responsible for the incident.

Syed Khurshid Shah said killing people in the name of counter terrorism is unacceptable. He said that the Punjab Government badly failed to protect people’s lives. He said on the one hand, provincial government claimed that they were terrorists and announced compensation for the deceased family on the other.

Shehnaz Baloch said better training should be given to the law enforcement agencies to prevent such kind of incidents in future.

Saif-ur-Rehman said independent probe should be carried out into the matter to fix responsibility.

The House offered fateha for the departed souls of 27 people killed in an accident in Balochistan. Maulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali led the fateha.

Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said the government will protect rights of the working journalists.

Courtesy – Radio Pakistan