LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday assured Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) Chairman Dr Tahirul Qadri that victims of 2014 Model Town incident will be served justice.
The prime minister and PAT leader exchanged remarks on a phone call a day after the Lahore High Court (LHC) rejected a petition seeking to summon the Sharifs and 10 other Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarians in court.
“We cannot allow those who killed innocent civilians to escape justice,” the premier was quoting as telling the PAT chief.
Vowing to bring all those involved in the incident before the courts without any discrimination, PM Imran said, “Immediate justice in civil and criminal cases is one of the top priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government.”
The PAT chief in response told the PM that he has given a ray of hope to the families of the Model Town victims, saying his vision for upholding the law is commendable.
Earlier in the day while addressing a press conference, Dr Qadri announced that he will challenge the LHC’s verdict in the Supreme Court.
On Wednesday, a petition to summon former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif over the Model Town case was rejected by the LHC.
“The party is not satisfied with LHC’s recent verdict in the case regarding Sharifs,” Qadri said.