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Model Town incident: Steering committee of opposition parties to meet today

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LAHORE, (DNA) – Steering committee of opposition parties to meet today (Monday) as deadline given to Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Shehbaz Sharif and Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has expired regarding Model Town incident case. According to details, Shehbaz Sharif and Rana Sanaullah have refused to act on the demands of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) that include their resignations, Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and firing of involved police officers. The meeting will start at 3pm at Minhaj-ul-Quran center in Lahore in which prominent leaders of opposition parties will decide further plan related to protest.

PAT Chief Tahir-ul-Qadri will announce the strategy during a media conference afterwards.

Previosuly,  all parties conference (APC) on Model Town massacre had demanded off the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to take action against the perpetrators as pointed out by Justice Baqar Bajfi commission.

On June 17, 2014 police moved to remove the barriers placed on roads leading to Minhajul Quran institutions and residence of Dr Tahirul Qadri in Model Town of Lahore, Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief.

PAT chief had announced to lead a long march against alleged corrupt government on June 23, 2014.

Removal of barriers deemed encroachments resulted in deadly clash between the law enforcers and workers of the political front claiming 14 lives and leaving numerous injured.