Lahore: The Punjab government’s newly formed joint investigation team has been rejected by the federal government, which has proposed that it reconstitute the team by giving intelligence officials a role to ensure a fair investigation.
The JIT does not have any personnel from any other agencies or covert organizations, according to the interior ministry; all of its members are from the Punjab Police. Additionally, the federal government suggested that members of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) be included in the JIT and suggested that the Punjab government do the same. It was believed that their participation was crucial to ensuring transparency in the Wazirabad incident probe.
Additionally, it stated that Ghulam Mahmood Dogar, the chief of the Lahore police, was in charge of the JIT. The officer had already been placed on administrative leave, according to the interior ministry. The letter argued that investigations cannot be transparent.
Ahsanullah Chuhan from the Punjab AIG Monitoring Investigation, Tariq Mehbood from the SP Potohar Rawalpindi division, Naseebullah from the Punjab CTD, and Syed Khurram Ali from the DG Khan RPO are also members of the JIT. The provincial government, on the other hand, disregarded the federation’s opposition to the JIT.
As per Punjab Homeadvisor Umer Sarfaraz Cheema, the province administration constituted the JIT per the law and the constitution, and there is not essential to include a representative from any federal agencies.