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PTI files adjournment motion in NA to discuss Quetta carnage report

Leaders from Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) filed an adjournment motion in the National Assembly (NA) in favour of a discussion on Justice Qazi Isa’s commission report on the Quetta carnage.

The motion was filed by PTI’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Shireen Mazari and Munaza Hasan. It said that business of the day should be adjourned “to discuss an issue of grave importance” arising out of Justice Qazi Isa’s Inquiry Report on the Quetta carnage.
Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s Adjournment motion. — Shireen Mazari’s Twitter

The motion further stated that the report exposed the non-implementation of the National Action Plan and raised issues regarding the Interior Ministry’s meetings with banned outfits.

The motion further says that “the report has implicated Balochistan government and provincial political leadership in corruption.”

The report is a result of a one-member inquiry commission comprising of Justice Qazi Faez Isa of the Supreme Court that investigated the Aug 8 Quetta carnage.

At least 70 people were killed and over 100 others wounded in a suicide bombing on Aug 8 at the emergency ward of Quetta’s Civil Hospital, where scores of people had gathered to mourn the death of Balochistan Bar Association (BBA) president Bilal Anwar Kasi in a gun attack earlier in the day.
Key recommendations of Quetta inquiry report

• The National Action Plan should be made into a proper plan, with clear goals, a comprehensive monitoring mechanism, and periodic reviewing.

• Nacta (National Counter Terrorism Authority) must be activated. It must do what the Nacta Act mandates.

• The public space needs to be reclaimed to counteract the virulent propaganda of the terrorists. The laws and Constitution need to be reestablished and the state must re-exert itself.

• The Anti-Terrorism Act needs to be enforced, and terrorists/terrorist organisations must be proscribed without delay.

• The federal and Balochistan governments must develop and maintain a databank with information or perpetrators/suspects of heinous crimes and terrorists organisations.

• Forensic laboratories should be not under the jurisdiction of the police, but of scientists. The results/tests should be uploaded in a central databank and easily accessed from any province.

• All crime scenes should be professionally secured, forensically examined and extensively photographed as soon as possible.

• Protocols or standard operating procedures should be developed with the help of experts.

• The shortcomings of the hospital, government of Balochistan and police need to be addressed and removed.

• All educational institutions, including madaris, need to be registered.

• Entry into and departure from Pakistan needs to be properly monitored; all persons must have the requisite documentation.

• The customs authorities should ensure that contraband is not brought into the country.

• If the media broadcasts and propagates the views of terrorists, then those doing so must be prosecuted in accordance with the law.

• The amount of compensation for the legal heirs of the deceased and for the injured should be expeditiously distributed.

Courtesy : Dawn News

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