Model Town tragedy: Accused still roaming free, says Tahirul Qadri

Model Town tragedy: Accused still roaming free, says Tahirul Qadri
Muhammad Tahirul Qadri (C), a Sufi cleric and leader of the Minhaj-ul-Quran religious organisation, gives a speech during his meeting with supporters in Lahore June 23, 2014. The prominent cleric returned to Pakistan on Monday to lead what he calls a peaceful revolution against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as his supporters fought pitched battles with police firing tear gas in the capital Islamabad. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)

Lahore: Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chief Dr. Tahirul Qadri on Sunday slammed the country’s law by saying that four years after the Model Town tragedy, the accused involved are still roaming free.

The Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had earlier ordered to announce a verdict in the case within 15 days. His orders, however, were not implemented, Qadri added.

“We are not disappointed and we will continue our struggle for provision of justice,” Dunya News quoted Qadri as saying.

The PAT Chief demanded suspension of the people responsible for the tragedy, claiming that the families of deceased party workers were being harassed by them.

The Model Town Massacre, also known as the Model Town tragedy or the Lahore massacre, was a violent clash that happened between the Punjab Police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek activists on 17 June 2014.

Several protesters were killed by the police gunfire during the incident, which took place outside the Qadri’s residence.


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