Lahore - Inquiry Tribunal on Monday gave last chance to Minhajul Quran Secretariat to join the proceedings and provide evidences available with them in Model Town tragedy in which at least 15 people had died and 85 others were injured during clash between police and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) workers.
The inquiry tribunal comprising Justice Ali Baqar Najfi was holding the proceedings. The judge issued final notice to Minhajul Quran Secretariat, observing that if they are willing to provide whatever evidence they have, they can contact the registrar until July 25.
The tribunal directed DSP and member of Joint Investigation Team Saiful Murtaza to hand over copy of the application presented by Minhajul Quran Secretariat as their version of the unfortunate incident on next date of hearing. The proceedings adjourned until July 23.
Punjab Special Branch, Intelligence Bureau and the ISI were also directed to provide on next hearing a report regarding prior information, which they had already provided to provincial government. The judge also issued notice to Punjab Cabinet Secretary asking why Inspector General Punjab Khan Baig was transferred immediately before the incident of Model Town.
As the proceedings commenced, Cellular companies provided soft data of remaining cell phone numbers. The judge handed over the data to ISI Deputy Director Asad Ali and sought complete report in this regard. The official told the judge that report of 18 cell phone numbers would be submitted on next date of hearing. Zong Cellular Company, however, could not submit report, upon which the tribunal issued it notice.
During the proceedings, former DIG Rana Abdul Jabbar and 10 other SPs also appeared before the tribunal and submitted their affidavits. Two witnesses also recorded their statements.