APC demands Punjab CM's resignation over model Town tragedy

Dunya News

Dunya News has obtained copy of five-point declaration of the APC.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Five-point declaration of All Parties Conference Hosted by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) has been finalised, Dunya News reported.

The five points of the declaration included, first Information Report (FIR) of the incident should be registered on the complaint filed by Minhaj-ul-Quran.

The APC demanded that the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif should resign and if he does not tender resignation the President should seek Punjab CM’s resignation.

The statement added that IG Punjab, DIG, Home Secretary, DCO and CCPO should be sacked and arrested. The participants of the APC demanded formation of a full bench of the Supreme Court to probe the incident.

The APC vowed to extend full support to Pakistan Army in Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorist in North Waziristan. The participants of the APC also announced to extend their complete support for internally displaced persons (IDPs).

Earlier, All Parties Conference (APC) hosted by Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) started at Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat to discuss Model Town tragedy.

Opening the conference Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahhirul Qadri thanked all the parties participating in the conference.

Talking to media before the beginning of the conference, the PAT chief termed the Model Town incident as state terrorism committed by Punjab government. He said that APC was being held on a single point agenda to discuss Model Town tragedy.

On his arrival at Minhaj-ul-Quran, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Pervez Ilahi said that the Punjab CM should tender his resignation for the transparent investigation into the incident. AML chief Sheik Rashid Ahmad said that all political parties would throng D-Chowk and a movement would be launched after Ramadan.

MQM’s leader Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui said his party believes in change of system and it will raise voice for change at all forums.

Delegations from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Jamaat-i-Islami (JI), Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) and Jamiat Ulema-i-Pakistan (JUP) Niazi group, arrived at the Minhajul Quran Secretariat.

Speaking on the occasion, Ahmed Raza Kasuri from All Pakistan Muslim League said that the government was setting a wrong example of governance. He said that the prime minister’s speech in favor operation was scripted by the General Head Quarters.

It is worth mentioning here that more than a dozen PAT workers were killed and 90 others injured during clash when police tried to remove barricades outside Minhajul Quran Secretariat.