Mr. Khan, in his tweet this morning, said the grief and anger of the people of Pakistan on Sahiwal incident was understandable & justified.
He added: “I assure the nation that when I return from Qatar not only will the guilty be given exemplary punishment, but I will review the entire structure of Punjab police & start process of reforming it.”
The grief & anger of the ppl of Pak on Sahiwal incident is understandable & justified. I assure the nation that when I return from Qatar not only will the guilty be given exemplary punishment but I will review the entire structure of Punjab police & start process of reforming it.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 21, 2019
On Jan 20, Prime Minister Khan said he was still in a state of shock at seeing the traumatised children who saw their parents shot before their eyes in what law enforces described as an encounter with terrorists.
“Still shocked at seeing the traumatized children who saw their parents shot before their eyes. Any parent would be shocked as they would think of their own children in such a traumatic situation.
These children will now be fully looked after by the state as its responsibility,” he tweeted a day after the incident.
Four people, including two women, were killed in a shady encounter involving the Punjab police’s counter-terrorism department (CTD) on a highway in the Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district on Saturday noon.
“While the CTD has done a great job in fight against terrorism, everyone must be accountable before the law,” said the prime minister, promising that as soon as a JIT report comes, swift action would be taken against those found responsible.
“The govt’s priority is protection of all its citizens.”
The Sahiwal incident sent shock waves across the country after one of the surviving children who witnessed the episode refuted the version of the CTD.