Accused in Model Town Massacre Appointed DPO Sargodha Upon PTI Request: Moonis Elahi
In a shocking move, the PML-Q government in Punjab has appointed one of the accused police officers in the Model Town massacre case as DPO Sargodha.
In a notification issued on August 10, Muhammad Tariq Aziz was appointed as the new District Police Officer (DPO) Sargodha.
Appointment of SP Tariq Aziz as DPO Sargodha by the CM Punjab Pervez Elahi is quite suspicious. Tariq Aziz is accused in #ModelTownMassacre case and CM being ally of PTI was expected to take serious actions against the accused.@MoonisElahi6 @ChParvezElahi @PTIofficial pic.twitter.com/Fx9M3dm2eu
— Amir Yusuf Chaudhry (@ThePreEminent) August 10, 2022
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) came under fire after the notification went viral on social media. In the past, PTI Chief Imran Khan had been a strong critic of those involved in the Model Town massacre.
Following the appointment of Tariq Aziz as DPO Sargodha, Punjab CM Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi was also criticised. However, his son, Moonis Elahi, clarified that the appointment was made upon the ‘special request of PTI parliamentarians.
Was appointed on special request of Pti parliamentarians conveyed through Pti leadership
— Moonis Elahi (@MoonisElahi6) August 11, 2022
In 2020, Dr. Tahir ul Qadri had lashed out at the former PM Imran Khan for appointing the officials involved in Model Town massacre “on even higher ranks during his own governance.” And now, the same has been repeated once again.
I am short of words to express deepest congratulations to Prime Minister Imran Khan on appointing the criminals and main characters involved in #ModelTownCase on even higher ranks during his own governance.
— Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri (@TahirulQadri) March 6, 2020
The PTI chief, while in opposition, had regularly talked and demanded justice for the victims of the police brutality. In 2014, Imran Khan in a tweet had said: “Had those responsible 4 Model Town been punished, attacks by police in Isl against unarmed ppl & media wld not have happened.”
Had those responsible 4 Model Town been punished, attacks by police in Isl against unarmed ppl & media wld not have happened. 1/2
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) August 31, 2014
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