LHC dismisses PTI petition to become a party in Model Town incident

A view of the Lahore High Court building. — File photo
A view of the Lahore High Court building. — File photo
LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday dismissed a request by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to become a party in an appeal challenging a sessions court ruling calling for the registration of an FIR against the top PML-N leadership over the Model Town tragedy.
The request was filed by Zubair Khan Niazi on behalf of his party, however, the court has dismissed it saying PTI was not an aggrieved group and hence had no cause to become party in the case.
The challenge to the sessions court ruling was filed in the LHC last week by four federal ministers — Khawaja Asif, Pervaiz Rasheed, Saad Rafique and Abid Sher Ali.
The case is being heard by Justice Mehmood Maqbool Bajwa of the LHC and the judge has also directed the joint investigation team (JIT) to submit its report in court.
The court has directed the JIT’s head to appear before it in person along with the report.

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