ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP):The Senators on Monday strongly condemned the shooting incident of a family in Sahiwal the last day and called for constituting a commission to probe the unfortunate incident.
Speaking in Senate during discussion on Sahiwal incident, which was allowed by the Chairman, the Senators stressed for giving representation in the commission to one each member of opposition and treasury, both from Senate and National Assembly as observers.
The Senators expressed dissatisfaction over the constitution of JIT and
demanded independent commission to probe the incident. Chairman Senate
should seek daily report of the commission, they added.
They stressed other members to modify their approach, and avoid delivering
speeches for the sake of speeches. They suggested reforms to bring about
significant change in Police functioning.
Leader of the Opposition in Senate Raja Muhammad Zafar ul Haq criticized the
constitution of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) and demanded exemplary punishment
for the responsible of Sahiwal incident.
Senator Sherry Rehman criticized the Provincial government for not taking
appropriate action against the responsible for killing innocent citizens.
Senator Faisal Javed said that the government will take action against those
involved in the incident. He assured that the government will take appropriate steps
upto peoples’ expectations.
He said that unlike past incidents, the present government did not try to cover
up and did share the details of incident with the public. He advised the opposition to
avoid politics on the issue.
Senator Kalsoom Parveen, strongly condemning the incident said that in future
steps should be taken to avoid such incidents. She said that no one should be allowed
to kill innocent people.
She said that there should be effective legislation to check such incidents and
expressed the hope that the government will take appropriate action.
Siraj-ul-Haq demanded forensic audit of extra judicial killings and criticized killing
of innocent citizens.
Abdul Ghafoor Haideri demanded severe punishment for the responsible who
killed the family in Sahiwal.
Usman Kakar criticized what he said the culture of JIT and demanded independent
investigations of the killing incident.