Pakistan PM Imran Khan reacts to family's killing near Sahiwal by officers


Pakistan PM Imran Khan reacts to familys killing near Sahiwal by officers

Islamabad - Orders swift action against those responsible.

By Web Report

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Published: Sun 20 Jan 2019, 10:21 AM

Last updated: Sun 20 Jan 2019, 6:46 PM

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has strongly reacted to the tragic killing of a couple, their 13-year-old daughter and a family friend near Sahiwal.
Police killed grocery store owner Mohammad Khalil, his wife Nabila, their daughter Areeba and a family friend, Zeeshan Javed, after stopping their vehicle late Saturday. Police say Javed was a wanted terrorist and initially accused him of using the others as human shields.
The parents were killed in front of their three surviving children. The deceased middle-aged couple's minor son sustained a bullet injury.
An emotionally shaken Khan tweeted:

'Still shocked at seeing the traumatized children who saw their parents shot before their eyes. Any parent would be shocked as they would think of their own children in such a traumatic situation. These children will now be fully looked after by the state as its responsibility.'
The PM has ordered a joint investigation and swift action against those responsible:
'While the CTD has done a great job in fight against terrorism, everyone must be accountable before the law. As soon as JIT report comes, swift action will be taken. The govt's priority is protection of all its citizens.'

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