ISLAMABAD: When Imran Khan was summoned to court, the government decided to form a high-powered joint investigation team (JIT) to investigate the attack on the judicial complex and law enforcement agencies by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) supporters.
The coalition government led by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) decided to form a JIT to investigate the violent attacks by armed groups on police and courts, as well as to take legal action against PTI, its leadership, and workers for challenging the state’s writ.
On March 18, Islamabad police filed a first information report (FIR) against PTI Chairman Imran Khan and other party leaders for allegedly attacking cops, torching vehicles, and destroying property.
When PTI chief arrived at the judicial complex last week to attend a hearing in the Toshakhana case, protesters attacked law enforcement and damaged property, preventing Khan from appearing in court.
According to the report, the JIT will consist of senior officers from the interior ministry, police, and intelligence agencies. It will conduct an investigation into the attack and injuries inflicted on police officers at the Federal Judicial Complex and submit its findings within seven days.
The JIT will collect information about the petrol bomb attacks as well as the involvement of militants from prohibited organizations in the attack on the judicial complex.
It will also look into who fired tear gas shells at police officers and who supplied them with them.
The JIT will also determine who is to blame for inciting public opposition to state institutions. In light of the report, the government will take legal action against the perpetrators.