Sahiwal Killing: JIT report submitted before PM

ISLAMABAD:On Wednesday, a report by a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the alleged encounter in Sahiwal which killed four people including three members of a family was presented to Prime Minister Imran Khan.

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According to sources, the prime minister was presented the report during a parliamentary report and informed about the measures taken by the Punjab government in the light of the JIT report.

On January 19, four people — including three members of a family — were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal. Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle.

The dead included a man, his wife and their teenage daughter.

Moreover, today Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar that his government has fulfilled its promise of providing justice to the victims of Sahiwal ‘shootout’ that killed four people – including three members of a family.

In a statement, he said the government has honoured its promise of taking action against the responsible persons within 72 hours of the tragic incident.

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