Punjab Assembly holds in-camera session on Sahiwal tragedy
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar did not participate in the session.
LAHORE (Dunya News) – For the first time in the history, the Punjab Assembly held an in-camera session where the provincial assembly members were briefed on the Sahiwal tragedy and progress regarding ongoing investigation by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT).
During the session, Speaker Pervaiz Elahi asked the provincial law minister Raja Basharat to share information with the house.
However, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar did not participate in the session.
Later, Punjab s Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Fazeel Asghar briefed members of the assembly on the tragic incident.
Meanwhile, the opposition members strongly rejected the JIT’s report and the government’s stance on the matter and demanded the formation of a judicial commission to probe the matter transparently.
The Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz and other opposition members termed the JIT ‘wastage of time’.
Moreover, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders said that a first information report (FIR) should be lodged against CM Buzdar.