Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has removed top officials of the Counter Terrorism Department from their positions on the report of Joint Investigation Team constituted to probe the Sahiwal incident.
The challans of five personnel, who had gunned down Khalil’s family, would be presented in the Anti Terrorism Court today.
Earlier on Saturday, the CTD officials had killed four people, including a couple and their teenage daughter, and injured a teenage boy in a suspicious ‘encounter’ on GT Road near Sahiwal.
The incident had triggered a nationwide outcry that prompted the government to take the security officials into custody and order an investigation into the incident.
The suspects were identified as Shahid Jabbar and Abdul Rehman travelling towards Sahiwal and were reportedly in possession of arms and explosives, CTD stated.
The counter-terrorism officials claimed that the operation was conducted to capture an ‘Islamic State (IS) commander’ on a tip off by an intelligence agency.