Twitterati Demand APS Inquiry Report Be Made Public
Twitterati have urged the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government to make the Army Public School (APS) massacre report –was submitted to the Supreme Court on Thursday– public.
According to Twitter users, the people whose slackness led to such a horrific incident must be held accountable publically.
They said if the joint investigation reports on Baldia Town factory fire and Lyari gang war kingpin Uzair Baloch could be made public then this report, which is more ‘important’ than the Uzair Baloch report, should be made public as well.
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) July 9, 2020
It may be noted here that a judicial commission set up on the orders of then chief justice Saqib Nisar in 2018 to probe the carnage submitted its report to the top court on Thursday.
A spokesman for the commission Imranullah Khan told reporters that the report comprised around 3,000 pages and carried statements of different people and important documents. According to the spokesperson, the commission recorded the statements of over 132 people, including Peshawar Corps Commander Lt-Gen Hidayatur Rehman, the then chairman of Army Public Educational Institutions board of governors Brigadier Mudassir Azam, Brigadier Inayatullah of 102 Brigade, HQ-11 Corps, Major Doctor Asim Shehzad of the Army Medical Corps, and secretary of the BoG Colonel Hazrat Bilal.
The commission also recorded statements of some high-ranking police officials, including former provincial police officers Salahuddin Mehsud and Nasir Durrani, then DIG of the Counter-Terrorism Department Mohammad Alam Shinwari, then home secretary Syed Akhtar Ali Shah, then-capital city police officer Ijaz Khan, then SP (Cantonment) Faisal Shehzad and then SP (City) Mustafa Tanveer, and others.