LAHORE - A three-judge full bench of the Lahore High Court Tuesday asked the attorney general of Pakistan and advocate general Punjab to assist the court on a petition seeking a judicial inquiry into Model Town incident by a commission comprising Supreme Court judges.

The full bench was headed by Justice Khalid Mahmood Khan. As the proceedings commenced, Advocate Azhar Siddique appeared in the court and stated that a inquiry tribunal of LHC judge constituted by Punjab government was not given the mandate to fix responsibility of the authorities involved in Model Town incident.

He contended that clipping the powers of inquiry tribunal was a violation of the Constitution on part of the government. He prayed the court that an independent and empowered commission comprising the judges of the Supreme Court should be formed to fix the responsibility of the incident.

He also prayed the court to direct the Punjab government to public the report of the inquiry tribunal headed by Justice Ali Baqar Najfi.

Justice Khan observed that important questions had been raised in the petition and these questions should be decided first before deciding the main case. The bench directed the law officers to assist the court.