It seems that the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) has failed to launch a probe into the horrific gun attack on PTI Chairman and former Prime Minister Imran Khan.
According to reports, the JIT has failed to initiate its probe despite the passage of 12 days to the Wazirabad attack. Members of the JIT have not been officially informed about the probe as the Punjab home ministry has only issued a letter to investigate the matter so far.
Moreover, it is being reported that the JIT members have not been contacted by the Punjab government or the IGP office for the probe. Furthermore, the IGP Punjab is on 14 days’ leave, while in his absence even, the acting IGP has failed in passing orders for the probe to the JIT members.
Shortly after the assassination attempt on Imran Khan, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah urged the constitution of a joint investigation team to hold a reliable and transparent probe into the gun attack.
“A JIT should be constituted to keep the investigation process reliable and transparent. The Punjab government is given assurance of full coordination to investigate the incident. We have also requested the Punjab government to form a JIT,” Rana Sanaullah said.
Imran Khan’s assassination attempt
The former prime minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, suffered injuries to his leg after being shot at in a protest march he was leading in Wazirabad in Punjab. Nine other people were also injured and one person died in the attack.
The police later released a video confession of a man they arrested who they say attempted to kill the former prime minister.
The assassination attempt on Imran Khan caused shock waves everywhere. Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif, the Pakistan Army, and other politicians and government leaders condemned the attack and called for an immediate investigation into the matter.
— Arab News Pakistan (@arabnewspk) November 8, 2022
The attack was not only condemned by Pakistani political leaders, activists, and social media users but people from around the world have also expressed shock and concern.