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‘Cannot hang anyone in haste’, says CM Buzdar

Usman Buzdar

Lahore: Chief Minister Punjab Usman Buzdar while talking to mediamen on Monday, said the government couldn’t hang anyone, in haste without completion of investigation.

While talking to journalists outside the Punjab Assembly, CM Punjab Usman Buzdar said the joint investigation team (JIT) had been given 72 hours to complete and submit the Sahiwal firing inquiry. “Their time ends on Tuesday, so let’s wait until the report is received,” he mentioned.

Chief Minister has previously announced that provincial government will give the family of victims Rs 20 million as a compensation.

Four people, including two women, were killed in an encounter that involved the Punjab police’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) on a highway in the Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district on Saturday afternoon.

The Sahiwal incident sent shock waves across the country after the video of a surviving child went viral over the internet whose episode of the story differed from CTD version of the story.

One of the deceased as Zeeshan, told by the deprtment that he was wanted in many cases, including the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, and several American citizens.

It should be noted that CTD has changed various versions of the story as soon as the news stpry got highlight in the media.

In first statement, the CTD had said they killed kidnappers who took two children. Later they claimed the people inside the car were killed in firing by their own associates during shootout.

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