Pakistan court says federal government responsible for resolving Sahiwal case

A Lahore High Court judge said the federal government is responsible for resolving a case in which four people were killed by security forces.

Counter terrorism police are accused of staging a ‘fake encounter’ in Sahiwal, where a mother and father, their teenage daughter and their neighbour were killed.

One of the couple's three surviving children who were witness to the episode denied the official version in a video that went viral on social media.

Police claim they were acting on intelligence to capture an ‘Islamic State (IS) commander’.

The court was told the federal government holds powers to form a judicial commission for the case, not the court itself.

In a one-on-one meeting Prime Minister Imran Khan directed Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar to ensure speedy justice to the grieving family.

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