Caretaker CM Punjab gives ‘free hand’ to police if ‘attacked’ again
Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi on Monday gave a ‘loose hand’ to the police in the event that they had been ‘attacked’ again and introduced the formation of a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) at the chaos that ensued at Zaman Park remaining week.
While conserving a press conference in Lahore, said the provincial government has decided to ship all the information of the incident to the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP).
Naqvi added that it is critical to deliver that the kingdom and governance exist within the province. “Two days in the past the operation turned into accomplished to clear the street because they [PTO] can not preserve the roads closed completely,” he introduced.He furthered that the police and Rangers had “reached the gate of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Imran Khan’s house but have been referred to as back two times because the authorities did no longer need any bloodshed”.
Naqvi also stated that an elite pressure automobile turned into stopped and thrown into the canal.
“If a police car is thrown into the canal, then the writ of the nation does no longer exist, but now the writ of presidency might be set up and the palms shifting closer to the police may be broken,” he warned.
The caretaker leader minister also stated that the inspector standard (IG) has been given full authority to take suitable steps, adding that the tenure of Rangers has also been prolonged.
He in addition stated that some thing befell in the course of the Zaman Park operation changed into now not finished with the aid of political workers, adding that “each person knows who they were”.
Elaborating that he stands with the province’s police pressure, the caretaker CM warned of equal responce in opposition to all and sundry who “raise their fingers in opposition to the police”.
While showing a video of the “torture of the police via PTI workers”, Naqvi stated that it isn’t feasible for the police to work and take a beating at the identical time.
“Political interest is everyone’s proper, but this attitude is insupportable,” he mainstained.Naqvi additionally said that the previous high minister is threatening the police, including that if he does now not agree with the police, then he allow pass of the security provided with the aid of the Punjab police.
The caretaker CM also announced a reimbursement package for the injured policemen. He stated that the caretaker authorities has determined to give Rs0.1 million to gently injured policemen and Rs0.Five million to those who suffered intense injuries.
On March 18, police stormed into the PTI leader’s Zaman Park residence in Lahore, pulling down all barricades and doorways to release a ‘wonder’ search operation within the property.
During the operation, PTI people reportedly clashed with the elite pressure and different police employees and destroyed official cars.
According to the first statistics report (FIR) of a case filed towards PTI leaders and workers, the senior management of PTI had invited armed humans from the place, and 13 police officers such as a DSP were injured due to stone pelting via PTI workers.
Moreover, police also claimed that Constable Shafiq was tortured with the aid of forty PTI workers on his manner lower back from responsibility.