Model Town tragedy LHC moved to make commission’s report public

LAHORE: The Pakistan Awami Tehreek has filed a petition in the LHC to make public the judicial commission report on Model Town incident in detail. As per statement issued by the PAT head-office on Wednesday, the writ petition was file on behalf of Idara Minhajul Quran and prayed for making public the report of the commission under the right to information act. The lawyer submitted that the vicious attack on PAT workers in Model Town was violation of human rights. He submitted that in a pre-planned move the police had mercilessly killed people by target shooting, wild firing, even murder by point blank shots on the face and merciless baton attacks.  As such, according to him, the Model Town massacre was an act of state terrorism which was typical tactic used by despotic governments in Latin America, Asia and Europe when state force is used to silent all dissent.–Staff Reporter

Barrister Zafar in this petition submitted that the Judicial Commission of Justice Ali Baqar Najafi had concluded its report on September 2014 and that this report is public property and as such the public of Pakistan has a right to publish this report and disseminated.

Death warrants for 2 prisoners

LAHORE: A special anti-terrorism court issued death warrants to two condemned prisoners convicted on terrorism charges on Wednesday. ATC judge Muhammad Qasim issued the warrants on an application filed by Faisalabad jail superintendent.  The superintendent, in his application, submitted that there were two condemned prisoners who had been convicted on terrorism charges. One was Faiz Ahmad who was awarded death penalty in 2006 for killing a Lance Naik Tariq Mahmood in Nankana Sahib while Muhammad Sharif, the other prisoner on death row, was also convicted in 2000 for involvement in various terrorism activities. He said that the appeals of both the prisoners had also been rejected by the superior courts. The officer requested the court to issue death warrants to the convicts for their execution. The court accepted the plea and issued death warrants.–Staff Reporter