Govt forms JIT to probe ‘attack’ on Judicial Complex


The federal government announced the formation of a Joint Investigation Team on Thursday to probe the “attack” on the Federal Judicial Complex in Islamabad.

Earlier this month, Islamabad police lodged a First Information Report against Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan and over a dozen other PTI leaders for allegedly attacking police officers, destroying property, setting vehicles on fire, and causing chaos in and outside the FJC.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah announced the formation of the JIT, which he said would complete its investigation within 14 days.

“Imran deliberately created an environment so that the court would be unable to hold its proceedings,” said the minister. He said that Imran Khan intentionally “attacked” the court complex after preparations, adding that the “terrorists” will be brought to justice.

Sanaullah claimed that an “armed mob” entered the FJC by force and created chaos. “They attacked court rooms, destroyed CCTV cameras and hurled abuses against police officials,” he added.