Centre raises objection with Punjab govt over JIT

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The federal government Wednesday wrote a letter to the Government of Punjab’s Home Department raising an objection about the joint investigation team reconstituted to probe the attempted assassination of PTI Chairman Imran Khan in Wazirabad on November 3.

A day earlier, Punjab government appointed CCPO Lahore Ghulam Muhammad Dogar as the JIT’s convener, while all members of the team are members of provincial police.

This was the third time that the JIT was reconstituted, while its head was changed for the second time.

Sharing its reservations in its letter, the Ministry of Interior wrote that all JIT members belong to the Punjab Police, while it also objected to the absence of representatives of any other investigation or intelligence agency.

Centre, in its letter, has suggested Punjab to add representatives of the Inter-Services Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau. “It will be better if the Punjab government can add representatives of federal agencies in the JIT,” the letter read.

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