Islamabad - Pakistan Awami Tehreek has not surrendered its demand for the establishment of an independent joint investigation team to probe into the killings of Model Town tragedy and resignation of the chief minister Punjab.

Mustafa Khan, a leader of PAT, on Wednesday said that the government had showed its mala fide intentions by not taking PAT into confidence while establishing JIT. He said that without removal of Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif there was no possibility of a transparent investigation into the matter. He whereas said that PAT would not stop pursuing for the justice and finally the CM Punjab, who was allegedly responsible for the incident, would have to be hanged. Seeking justice for the deceased of Model Town is at the top of the agenda of PAT. Fourteen people were killed in a police clash that different quarters of the society believe was a mishandling on the part of the government.

The secretary general of PAT has been declared the major accused in the incident recently. The PAT has shown serious resentment on the move and Ghulam Mustafa said that the whole world witnessed the killings of PAT workers and it was an irony that its office-holders had been nominated as the major accused of the incident.

About Tahir-ul-Qadri’s departure from the country, he said that the doctors had decided and advised him to go abroad for better treatment. He will be back and will stand with the people for their rights, he claimed.