LAHORE  -  PAT chief Dr Tahirul Qadri has said many questions about Model Town massacre will remain unanswered unless prime suspects are summoned for questioning.

Addressing a press conference on Thursday, he expressed dissatisfaction at the Lahore High Court verdict for not summoning former PM Nawaz Sharif and former CM Shehbaz Sharif in the court and announced to challenge the judgment of full bench in the Supreme Court. Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Fayyaz Warraich, Noor Ullah Siddiqui and PAT lawyers were also present.

Qadri said there was no doubt that Sharifs and their stooges were masterminds of Model Town massacre. He said it was a pity that implementation of law was different for the powerful and the poor. He said the PAT had great respect for the judiciary and criticism was on judgment and not on judges. He said dissenting note by the head of LHC full bench was noteworthy. He said that both the masterminds and executors of the Model Town conspiracy had collective criminal liability. Qadri said crime of masterminds was bigger than that of executers. He resolved to continue legal battle for getting justice for the victim families.

PAT chief raised many questions about Model Town incident which, according to him, only masterminds could answer.  “Under whose order shooters from 50 police stations gathered at Model Town,” he raised question. “If inspector general of police sent them, then under whose order he was sent from Quetta to Lahore?” He said that alleged masterminds of the incident could be declared innocent but not before cross-examination. He said 13 points in dissenting note were worth noting, which comprised 71 pages, whereas in the main judgment against summoning the prime accused, the opinion of judges was only of 33 pages. He said one honorable judge made no direct comment on the conspiracy.

Dr Qadri said that Prime Minister Imran Khan made a telephonic contact with him and expressed his resolve to ensure justice with the victim families of Model Town tragedy. Speaker Punjab Assembly Ch Pervez Elahi and Senior Minister Abdul Aleem Khan had also met him in this regard. He said that all these leaders were with PAT right from the day one in the struggle for justice with the Model Town tragedy victims.