Punjab forms JIT to probe attack on Imran.

LAHORE -- The Punjab government on Thursday constituted a five-member joint investigation team to probe the assassination bid on PTI chief Imran Khan and the subsequent registration of the FIR in the case by the Wazirabad police.

Meanwhile, a sessions court in Wazirabad, where the incident occurred, sought a response from the local police while hearing a petition filed by the former ruling party challenging the FIR registered on the complaint of a sub-inspector which did not implicate the three high-profile suspects named by Imran Khan.

The JIT formed by the home department will be convened by DIG (Establishment-II), CPO Lahore, Tariq Rustam Chohan. It has four members: Dera Ghazi Khan Regional Police Officer Syed Khurram Ali; Ihsanullah Chohan, AIG/monitoring, investigation branch; Vehari District Police Officer Muhammad Zatar Buzdar, and CTD Lahore SP Naseebullah Khan. The JIT was formed by the Punjab Home Department at the request of Punjab Police chief Faisal Shahkar.

Court seeks police comments

Separately, the sessions court sought comments from the local police on the petition against the 'non-registration' of an FIR on a complaint by its leader regarding the assassination attempt on former prime minister Imran Khan.

Advocate Aurangzeb Marl argued that the police did not entertain the application filed by the petitioner and registered an 'illegal FIR on the...

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