Judicial tribunal orders Minhaj-ul-Quran to record statements
LAHORE (Dunya News) – Judicial tribunal investigating Model Town tragedy on Friday ordered Minhaj-ul-Quran administration to participate in the proceedings against those responsible for the tragedy by recording their statements. The tribunal also sought full record of the incident from print and electronic media.
Just when Justice Baqir Ali Najfi began proceedings of the tribunal, Inspector General (IG) Punjab did not appear, following which the Honorable judge expressed his anger. However, the IG arrived late and said he misunderstood tribunal’s orders about his appearance.
The tribunal then gave the orders that the IG will comprehend the court orders correctly from now on and will appear when told to.
The commission’s aides recorded their statements saying that fifteen to twenty of Minhaj-ul-Quran workers are still missing, adding that no one has any information over their whereabouts. The aides also told the tribunal that no evidence of ‘dangerous weapons’ has been presented to any court despite police’s claims.
The tribunal was told that Gullu Butt has been booked under nominal sections through which he could be out on bail in one or two days and the judiciary will be held responsible.
Following the hearing, tribunal ordered Secretary Culture to produce records broadcast on print and electronic media as evidence.
The tribunal also invited the electronic media to assist in the proceedings. Commission’s registrar was directed to tell Minhaj-ul-Quran administration to participate in the proceedings so that the facts could be brought on record.