PML-N asks PM Khan, CM Buzdar to step down after Sahiwal killings

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has demanded the resignations of Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief Minister Usman Buzdar over the Sahiwal killings.

Speaking to media, former Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah said that the prime minister and the chief minister should step down, appear before an independent JIT and if found innocnet, should return to their posts.

He laid blame on PTI ministers and accused them of lying.

“They (PTI ministers) have lied about recovery of suicide jackets, ammunition and terrorists,” he said. “This stance of the ministers was an attempt to save the accused. They should now apologise to the nation.”

PMl-N leader Rana Tanveer also spoke and said that the government was trying to establish a connection with the driver of the vehicle, Zeeshan and the suspected terrorists.

“Several questions remain to be answered,” he said.

Four people including two women were killed after officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) opened fire on a car, on Friday.

According to CTD officials, the dead suspects were kidnappers and had opened fire on police from inside the vehicle at Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district.

Police retaliated with fire and killed four people. There were three children were inside the car who remained unhurt.

The children were shifted to DHQ hospital for medical treatment. In their statement to the police, they contradicted the claims made by police.

The children said that their parents, aunt and driver had been killed by police. They also said that the suspects had not opened fire on police.

The children said that they were travelling from Chungi Amar Saddhu to Boriwala when their vehicle was stopped. Though their father assured the police that they were not carrying weapons and that they could inspect the car, police opened fire and killed them.

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