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Shehbaz Sharif appears before JIT in firing case

Lahore, March 18 (IANS) Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Leader of Opposition Shehbaz Sharif on Monday appeared before a joint investigation team (JIT) probing the 2014 firing incident in Lahore in which 14 people were killed.

The JIT, formed by the Punjab province’s Home Department earlier this year to re-launch a fresh investigation into the tragedy, had summoned Sharif to record his statement in the case, reports Geo News.

On June 17, 2014, at least 14 people, including two women, were killed when Punjab Police allegedly opened fire on protesters of the Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT).

Around 100 workers were also injured in the clashes over removal of barricades outside the PAT secretariat in the city’s Model Town area.

Since then, PAT chief Tahir-ul-Qadri has been demanding justice in the case and seeking suspension of all policemen involved in the operation to conduct a free and fair investigation in the case.

The incident took place when Sharif was the Chief Minister of Punjab province.

–IANS

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