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Model Town JIT to Record Nawaz’s Statement in Kot Lakhpat Jail Today

ISLAMABAD: Joint Investigation Team (JIT) that was formed to probe Model Town carnage will visit Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday (today) to record the statement of ex-prime minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif. 

On Saturday, the provincial home department of Punjab had permitted the JIT to proceed with the investigation into the case.

It is to be mentioned here that Nawaz Sharif is currently serving the seven-year sentence at the Kot Lakhpat Jail in Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.

Earlier, Lahore High Court (LHC) had turned down PAT plea seeking summons of ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif, former Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shahbaz Sharif and ten other ministers in the case.

PAT, in its appeal against the ruling of the trial court, had requested LHC to call former ministers Khawaja Saad Rafique, Rana Sanaullah, Khawaja Asif and others in the case.

Police sources had revealed that former Punjab law minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Sanaullah was the mastermind of the carnage.

Sanaullah had directed to launch the operation against the Model Town protesters despite opposition from the then home secretary Azam Suleman, they added.