Federal ministers and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leaders have traded blame on Tuesday in the wake of the killing of a policeman who was shot last night during a raid in Lahore against people accused of “taking the law into their own hands.”
Lahore Deputy Inspector General of Police Operations Sohail Chaudhry told media that constable Kamal Ahmad was killed in Lahore’s Model Town area during a raid after an unidentified person shot at him.
The raid overlapped with the late night police action against PTI leaders, in advance of the party’s scheduled long march to Islamabad on May 25.
DIG Chaudhry said that police arrived at the residence of an activist named Sajid Hussain in Model Town when an unidentified individual opened fire from its rooftop. A bullet struck the constable’s chest at a critical area, he added. The DIG said that the police could not survive and vowed that the person responsible for the incident would be brought to justice.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah held PTI Chairman Imran Khan responsible for the death of the police constable. Sanaullah said the policeman’s death is “proof that Imran Khan is a terrorist.”
Sanaullah alleged that PTI leaders were conspiring to turn their long march “bloody” and stirring a civil war. He claimed that the ousted PTI government would be held responsible for their “crimes”.
The minister also passionately declared that the government will bring the constable’s killers to justice.