ISLAMABAD: Federal government announcing transparent and impartial investigation of sectarian violence in Rawalpindi has summoned reports, footage and other proofs from Punjab police and local administration of the city.
According to the sources a high powered commission comprising of a judge of High Court is going to start immediate inquiry of the incident and would record the statements of the eyewitnesses
The commission would also investigate that why the police was not present at the time of incident, while the government would pay compensation to the aggrieved families.
A high level meeting of law enforcement agencies and security officials held under the chairmanship of Federal interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan here in Islamabad.
After the meeting Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan informed meeting about discussion with provincial Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif on the issue.
Meanwhile interior minister appealed masses to show patience and assured the people that transparent inquiry would be conducted and the culprits would not be spared, adding that the results of inquiry would be brought before the nation. All out efforts would be done for restoration of peace in Rawalpindi.
Meanwhile, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan the role of law enforcement agencies for their untiring efforts to maintain peace and ensure security during Muharram processions.
In a statement issued here, Nisar expressed satisfaction over the peaceful culmination of Ashura processions throughout the country.
He lauded the role of all the federal and provincial agencies including the armed forces, Rangers, Frontier Corps (FC) and police personnel for their hard work. He said their performance had proved that determination and courage could help improve the situation of the country and run affairs in a better manner.
The interior minister said timely action of law enforcement agencies in Islamabad, Karachi, Kot Adu (Punjab), Chaman (Balochistan) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) had saved the country from any unfortunate incidents.
He said if the nation, religious scholars, media and law enforcement agencies continued showing the same unity, the government would soon be able to safeguard lives and property of people.
Nisar also regretted the inconvenience caused to the people due to the suspension of mobile services during the Muharram processions and gatherings.