Sahiwal incident: PM Imran summons Punjab CM in Islamabad

Dunya News

CM will discuss the incident with PM and will also present suggestions for reforms in police dept.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Thursday has summoned Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar in Islamabad over Sahiwal incident.

According to sources, CM will brief the premier over the incident while he will also inform about the suspension of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials.

During the meeting, CM Buzdar will discuss his Sahiwal visit with PM while he will also present his suggestions for the reforms in Punjab police.  

On Saturday, CTD officials killed four people, including a couple and their teenage daughter in an alleged “encounter” in Sahiwal, triggering a national outcry that prompted the government to take the security officials into custody and order an investigation into the incident.

The officials claimed that the ‘terrorists’ were killed in an intelligence based operation (IBO). Three other terrorists including Shahid Jabar and Abdul Rahman managed to flee during the chase near the toll plaza of Sahiwal.

They also claimed of confiscating explosives and weapons from the car adding that officers were investigating into the matter as part of the operation in Faisalabad on January 16.

Contrarily, an eye witness has told the media that the deceased were neither equipped with any weapon nor resisted officers whereas three children were also present in the car.

The eyewitnesses further said that the children while speaking to them at a nearby petrol station claimed that the “police have killed their parents”.

“Following the firing incident, the police left the children at the petrol station where they spoke to us. A few minutes later, however, CTD officials returned and took the children with them to an undisclosed location,” the eyewitnesses added.