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

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

LAHORE: Action committee of opposition parties will meet in Lahore today (Thursday) to discuss strategy regarding protests over Model Town incident.

According to sources, the meeting will be held at Minhaj-ul-Quran Secretariat in which prominent leaders will participate.

Earlier, steering committee of opposition parties agreed to launch protest movement against ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on January 17 with Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri claiming that the government would dissolve.

A notification issued following the meeting consisted of ten points including demand to have Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif and law minister‘s resignation.

According to the participants of the APC, Justice Baqar Najfi held the chief minister and the provincial minister responsible for the fatal clashes in Model Town on July 17, 2014 that claimed 14 lives and they should resign.

All parties conference (APC) on Model Town massacre had also 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. 

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