PM writes to CJP for judicial commission over Wazirabad attack.

ISLAMABAD -- Calling the tense law and order situation following the gun attack on Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan a 'serious threat' to the solidarity of the country, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday asked Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial to form a judicial commission comprising all available judges to unearth the facts behind the assassination bid on the former premier.

In his letter to the top judge, PM Sharif said the government would provide complete assistance to the commission to restore public confidence in state institutions and for the sake of finding out the actual factors leading to the gun attack.

The premier proposed that the commission take into consideration a number of questions while probing the gun attack. These included safety measures for the protection of the long march, claims about the involvement of multiple shooters in the attack, the number of victims, and the nature of their injuries.

Additionally, the letter also asked the commission to ascertain which law enforcement agency was responsible for the security of the PTI chief and whether relevant investigation SOPs were followed after the attack.

It also asked the commission to focus on whether deliberate hurdles were being created in the investigation process and, if hurdles were being created, then which elements were involved. The commission was also asked to find out whether the gun attack on Mr Khan was a conspiracy or the act of an individual, per the letter.

Mr Sharif also claimed that the PTI government in Punjab did not adhere to the legal procedures which were mandatory in such situations. 'The container where the incident took place and where the people received injuries, was not secured for the purpose of forensic examination,' the letter said, 'The medico-legal report of the PTI's chairman was not compiled as he was rushed to a private hospital which was not a legal procedure.'

He added that the events that transpired after the attack gave rise to suspicions that the provincial government could 'tamper' with the evidence. 'It amounted to mala fide manifestation that relevant...

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