LAHORE  - Additional District and Sessions Judge Safdar Bhatti on Friday issued a notice to the Faisal Town SHO, directing him to submit a report and comments by July 8 on a petition of Pakistan Awami Tehreek/Minhajul Quran, seeking registration of a criminal case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and others for the Model Town killings.

Minhajul Quran Secretariat Director Administration Jawad Hamid filed a petition, alleging the respondents had killed the innocent people outside their secretariat in Model Town.

The petitioner said that an application was submitted to the Faisal Town SHO, but to no avail. He added the police did not register an FIR on the complaint filed by the Minhajul Quran administration. He alleged the police were not working independently as the rulers were using them to obey their personal orders. He prayed to the court to direct the police to book all the respondents for murder charges.

On this occasion, the court was crowded with lawyers and supporters of Pakistan Awami Tehreek. Former law minister Rana Ijaz and Advocate Mansoor-ur-Rehman Afridi represented PAT in the court.

PAT HOLDS RALLIES TO SUPPORT ARMED FORCES

Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) on Friday took out rallies in various cities of the country to show solidarity with the Pakistan Armed Forces and in favour of military action.

In the provincial metropolis, a rally started from Aiwan-e-Iqbal and culminated in front of Lahore Press Club. The rally was attended by a large number of people of all ages.

The participants of the rally were holding placards and banners inscribed with slogans in favour of Pak Army and against the menace of terrorism.

The rally was led by PAT Lahore President Ch Afzal Gujjar, Sultan Mehmood, Irshad Tahir and Hafiz Ghulam Farid.

The participants of the rally blocked the roads adjacent to Lahore Press Club.