LAHORE - PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has once again rejected the JIT, alleging that the government has already prepared the report on the Model Town incident.

During a media talk at his residence in Lahore before departure to Bhakkar on Saturday, the PAT chief claimed that the five-member Joint Investigation Team (JIT) completed the report at Patyala House - a locality in GOR-I Lahore neighbourhood - and it would become public after a month.

“This JIT is a total fraud and we will never accept it,” Dr Qadri reiterated, demanding once again the resignation of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Commenting on a statement made by Prime Minister’s Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz, Dr Qadri said that the government was trying to foil the military operation, Zarb-e-Azb, and was supporting terrorists.

“Sartaj’s statement of supporting half of the terrorists is nothing less than stabbing the Operation Zarb-e-Azb in the back,” he commented. Statement has come at a time when the army chief is in the United States seeking support of the operation which is being conducted without any discrimination against all the terrorists, he added. Talking about the PM’s decision to turn down the proposal to increase gas tariff, he said that the power tariff had already been increased by 30 per cent with the approval of the premier. “The PM is just misguiding the media,” he added.

Speaking about the killing of PAT leader Umrani Baloch and his family in Balochistan, Dr Qadri said that the assailants used a government car for the attack but they have not been arrested despite a multitude of FIRs being registered against them.

Dr Tahirul Qadri said that children and people were dying in Thar, Sargodha, Vehari due to lack of food and medical facilities, adding the miserable situation in Sind and Punjab was the proof of the failure of PML-N and PPP governments in both provinces.

He also reaffirmed that PAT would continue protesting against the government until revolution in the country. “I refused to visit India on an invitation, however, I am going to Brussels to address a parliamentary group, Qaqri added.