Khyber-PK government discloses the judicial inquiry reports of April 12 carnage

PESHAWAR – Holding responsible both the local leadership of the Hazara Movement as well as the administration for the Hazara tragedy, Spokesman for the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government Mian Iftikhar Hussain disclosed that the incident occurred due to lack of collective responsibility on part of the political leadership as well as the leadership of the Hazara Movement.

“The report has thoroughly mentioned that multiple factors were involved in the occurrence of Hazara carnage, namely, lack of proper intelligence sharing and involvement of outsiders made the issue complicated,” Mian Iftikhar was briefing the journalists about the judicial inquiry reports of the April 12 carnage.

He made it clear that the judicial inquiry also mentioned some hidden elements that aggravated the situation as the report recorded that both police station and police vehicles were targeted in the incident which forced the police on exchange of firing. The report stated that the arrival of political activists of PML-Q under the leadership of Ch Shujaat Hussain was also one of the reasons behind the tragic incident.

The report further stated that three days before the incident the situation was quit peaceful while the protesters had staged peaceful demonstration but “provocation” by Ch Shujaat also caused the untoward incident. He added that the report had recorded the statement of the eyewitnesses and some people of were hesitant to present the testimony. 
Mian Iftikahr Hussain said that action would be taken against the responsible persons after consultation with legal experts.

He said that specifically the names of those persons which have not been mentioned would be surfaced soon after consulting the legal experts. With regard to compensation for the victim, he said that chief minister would himself visit Abbottabad to announce compensations for the families as well as the local traders.

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