Musharraf, Gillani condemn attack on ex-law minister, order probeApril 9th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, Apr.9 (ANI): Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf and Prime Minister Makhdoom Yousuf Raza Gillani have condemned the manhandling of veteran politician and former federal Law Minister Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi in Lahore on Tuesday.
Musharraf called upon the authorities concerned to immediately conduct an inquiry into the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. Prime Minister Gillani directed the Punjab Government to investigate the manhandling.
A civilised society could not accept such an incident and those responsible should be brought to justice, the Daily Times quoted Gillani, as saying.
Rehman Malik, the Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs, announced the establishment of a three-member committee to probe the incident.
Malik said the committee would consist of an additional home secretary and two senior officials from the police and the Special Branch.
He condemned the torture on Niazi and said it was an attempt to derail the democratic process. (ANI)
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