Sahiwal incident: JIT seeks more time to submit final report

Sahiwal incident: JIT seeks more time to submit final report

Lahore (Staff Report): Punjab Police Additional Inspector General (AIG) Syed Ijaz Hussain Shah, who is heading the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal incident, on Tuesday sought more time to submit a final report on the incident.

Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had given 72 hours to the JIT for completing the probe and the deadline ended at 5pm on Tuesday. However, Shah it is not possible to submit a final report on the incident by 5pm today.

On Saturday, the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) killed four people, including parents and their teenage daughter near Qadirabad.

Khalil, a resident of Kot Lakhpat, Lahore, his wife Nabeela, their 13-year-old daughter, and their neighbour, Zeeshan, were on their way to a wedding in Burewala when they were killed in firing on their car near the toll plaza on GT Road in the Qadirabad area.

Three children in the car survived. Khalil and Nabeela's minor son sustained a bullet injury while their two other daughters remained unhurt.

According to an initial medical examination, Khalil sustained 13 bullet wounds in his chest and head, his wife Nabeela sustained four, Zeeshan was found to have 10 bullet injuries; and Areeba, six bullets.

CTD officials said those killed in the shooting were terrorists belonging to a proscribed militant organisation, Daesh. The CTD spokesperson identified one of them, Zeeshan, as an active member of the banned outfit, explaining that the terrorists used to travel with families to avoid police checking.