The government report on Sahiwal Tragedy submitted to PM Imran Khan: sources

ISLAMABAD:  The Punjab government on Wednesday submitted its report on Sahiwal tragedy to Prime Minister Imran Khan, in which four people were killed by the counter-terrorism department (CTD).

According to sources, the steps taken by the provincial government after the incident was also mentioned in the report.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed the provincial government to submit recommendations for reforms in Punjab Police Department and measures to stop a repeat of such incidents in future, according to the sources.

The CTD officials were held responsible for the horrendous incident in which a couple and their teenage daughter were killed along with the fourth person who is being termed a terrorism suspect by the law enforcement agencies.

The report declares other three deceased as innocent, sources said.

The report said that the government has made large-scale transfers in the counter-terrorism department (CTD) after the Sahiwal incident.

Three top-ranking officers of CTD have been transferred, while two other suspended, the report present to the prime minister said.

According to sources, the cases against responsible officials will be submitted in an anti-terrorism court.

The Punjab government in a notification on Tuesday made CTD chief Additional Inspector General (AIG) Roy Tahir as the officer on special duty (OSD).

While Rao Sardar was given additional charge of AIG CTD and the services of DIG Babar Sarfraz and Azhar Hameed were handed over to the federal government.

Humayun Bashir Tarar was appointed as DIG CTD, Ahmad Ishaq Jahangir was given additional charge of DIG operations Punjab. However, DIG Zulfiqar Hameed was given additional charge of AIG operations.