New JIT in Model Town case: CM Punjab appears before Lahore High Court

LAHORE: On Thursday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar appeared before the Lahore High Court (LHC), as it heard a notice issued to Advocate General of Punjab Ahmad Awais for contempt of court over his conduct during an announcement of an interim order on the joint investigation team formed to hold a fresh probe into the 2014 Model Town incident.

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A full LHC bench had summoned CM Buzdar, provincial law minister, chief secretary and the law secretary in relation to the case earlier today.

During the hearing, Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan remarked that the Advocate General of Punjab is a highly respectable post but an unfortunate incident had taken place.

CM Buzdar told the bench that Ahmad Awais had resigned as Advocate General of Punjab. “We committed many mistakes,” the chief minister acknowledged, adding that his father had recently passed away.

The hearing was adjourned till April 19.

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