Govt asks SC for 3 more weeks to submit APS attack case report

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The government on Thursday requested the Supreme Court to grant another three weeks to submit its report on the Army Public School attack case.

A total of 147 people, 132 of them children, were martyred when Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan militants stormed the APS-Warsak School, in Peshawar, in 2014.

As per an earlier court directive, the government was to furnish the report, signed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, by December 10. However, the government had sought three weeks’ time from the apex court on Dec 9 to submit the report.

The new request for extension made Thursday said the committee set up by Prime Minister Imran Khan had already met the parents of the deceased students once and a second meeting was expected soon to satisfy them.

The SC was informed last month that the premier, on the court’s suggestion, had constituted a four-member cabinet committee to meet the aggrieved parents comprising federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen Mazari, Economic Affairs Minister Omar Ayub Khan, Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Dr Fehmida Mirza and Minister for States and Frontier Regions Sahibzada Mohammad Mehboob Sultan.

 

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