Sahiwal carnage: PM Imran summons Punjab CM to Islamabad

Sahiwal carnage - PM Imran summons Punjab CM in Islamabad
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday has summoned Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar to Islamabad over Sahiwal incident, said a statement issued by the PM Office media wing.

CM Punjab will brief the premier over the incident while he will also inform about the suspension of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) officials.

During the meeting, CM Buzdar will discuss his Sahiwal visit with PM while he will also present his suggestions for the reforms in Punjab police. 

On January 19, 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 personnel.