LHC moved for disqualification of Shahbaz, Sanaullah

LAHORE: A petition was moved to the Lahore High Court on Thursday seeking disqualification of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan on the basis of Model Town inquiry report.

Advocate Shoaib Saleem filed the petition submitting that the inquiry tribunal of Justice Ali Baqar Najafi in its inquiry report made it clear that the chief minister and the law minister submitted false affidavits regarding disengagement of police from the place of the occurrence.

The CM and the law minister also made statements before the public and media, the petitioner said.  He stated that the report observed that the Punjab police did its job for which it was sent there.

The police, he said, actively participated in the tragedy while facts and circumstances established by the report are so clear that a common reader can easily fix the responsibility of the unfortunate incident. The tribunal accused the Punjab government for concealing the facts and creating hurdles in the way of investigation as officials tried to cover up for each other due to which it could draw any definitive conclusion.

He prayed the court to disqualify the respondents in light of Article 62 (1 ) (f) of the constitution and direct the ECP to de-notify them as members assembly and bar them from performing their duties till disposal of the petition. 

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