Around fourty opposition political and religious parties gathered in Lahore the other day on the call of Pakistan Awami Tehrik (PAT) to demand resignation of the Punjab Chief Minister and the Law Minister in the light of recently made public Justice Baqar Najafi Inquiry report in Model Town tragedy in 2014 has left much to be desired in all fairness. 

Such large gathering of opposition religious and political parties said no word about Pakistan, democracy, and fast approaching general elections. People at large would have expected to hear some words also from the leaders of so many parties about democracy and forthcoming general elections besides the Model Town tragedy. 

On one hand, the moot while relying on Justice Baqar Najafi inquiry report has demanded the resignation of the Punjab Chief Minister and the Law Minister by the extended deadline of January 7, 2018, for their alleged role in the killing of 14 persons. 

On the other hand, they have asked the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) to take sou moto notice of the Model Town tragedy, and order for constituting a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) for the probe into the tragedy. 

Both their demands are contradictory to each other, to say the least without going into details. They are relying on the Baqar Najafi inquiry report on one hand and also asking the CJP to take sou moto notice of the tragedy which only indicates they are not satisfied with the Baqar Najafi Inquiry Report as such. 

If they want a JIT to be formed to probe the tragedy, then they should better do not press for resignations of the Punjab Chief Minister and the Law Minister till such time the CJP takes sou moto notice and orders for JIT, and it completes its assigned task within the given time. 

ZOHAIB AHMAD QURESHI,  

Lahore, December 31.