Sahiwal killings: JIT to submit report to Punjab CM today

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LAHORE: A joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe the Sahiwal killings will present its report to Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar today (Tuesday). Speaking to the media outside the Punjab Assembly on Monday, Buzdar had said the JIT had been given 72 hours to complete the probe and the deadline will end at 5pm on Tuesday. The Punjab chief minister had further shared that a meeting had also been called to discuss the report and that action will be taken in light of the JIT’s findings. On Saturday, four people – including three members of a family – were killed in an alleged encounter in Sahiwal. CTD personnel said they had killed a local commander of militant organisation Daesh and three others in the operation. Eyewitnesses, however, disputed the claim and said the people in the car did not fire at officials, nor were any explosives recovered from the vehicle. The dead included a man, his wife and their teenage daughter, as well as the driver of the car who, according to the CTD, was involved in terrorist acts.

The CTD has, however, changed its statement on the incident multiple times.

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