Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that demands of justice will be fulfilled at any cost in the tragic incident of clash with police two days ago and the guilty persons will not escape punishment.
He was talking to a delegation of Assembly members, here today. The Chief Minister said that he is deeply shocked and grieved over the loss of precious human lives in the clash with police and he fully realizes the feelings of the families of the deceased persons as well as the leaders and workers of Awami Tehrik. He said that the judicial commission set up to hold inquiry into the incident has started its work and the facts will soon be brought before the nation. He said that the report of the judicial commission will be implemented in letter and spirit and the guilty persons will not escape punishment. He said that Muslim League-N has never indulged in politics of bullet and violence as it believes in public service and norms of decency and will continue to adhere to these values.
He said that Shahbaz Sharif cannot tolerate that people be subjected to cruelty merely for the purpose of removing barricades. He said that the course of law and justice will not be hampered and tempering with the record of the injured persons will not be tolerated. He said that police authorities and provincial administration have been given instructions in this regard.
The Chief Minister made an appeal to Minhajul Quran administration, in the name of justice and humanity, to withdraw its decision of boycott of the judicial commission, as judicial process is the only source of ensuring justice and its boycott will be a grave injustice to the deceased persons and their families. Shahbaz Sharif said that he is determined to provide justice to the affectees at any cost and cooperation with the judicial commission is necessary to ensure punishment to those who have played with the human lives. Shahbaz Sharif said that despite refusal of Idara Minhajul Quran to meet the delegation of ministers going there to express condolences, the Punjab government will uphold all demands of justice.