Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) killed 4 people including a husband, wife and their teenage girl in Sahiwal which they claim was an intelligence based operation.
According to CTD they conducted an intelligence based operation against terrorists during which the terrorists were killed, while the details by witnesses and the young children of the family differ from the official narrative.
CTD claims that the culprit opened fire on CTD officials which resulted in exchange firing during which 3 terrorists escaped. They claim that these people were killed by the firing of their own accomplices.
They also claim that arms, explosives and suicide jackets were recovered while the 3 terrorist from which two were identified as Shahid Jabbar, Abdul Rehman fled on motorcycles.
Shame on #PunjabPolice
Shame on CTD
Shame on IG Punjab another disaster like Asad Umer & few others
Shame on @GOPunjabPK
Shame on #Tabdeeli@UsmanAKBuzdar r u thr?
Afsos, IK used to shout on worst policing but he is totally failed in reforming it. Yes totally Failed!!!#Sahiwal pic.twitter.com/rlI0xOxJaW
— Ameer Abbas (@ameerabbas84) January 19, 2019
Witnesses claim that there was no exchange of fire from the vehicle rather CTD opened fire on the car in which the family was travelling. The children also narrate that their parent offered money and pleaded not to open fire but they shot them dead.
The child claims that they were travelling to Burewala to attend a marriage. In another video a man who identified himself as the uncle claims that they were travelling in four cars and CTD tried to rob them from their cash & jewellery and then killed them.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry quoted CTD and said that prominent terrorists were travelling using women as human shields.
This is not the first incident that innocent people were killed in encounters. The case of Naqeeb ullah Mehsud last year also raised questions on the credibility of Police.
Previously in 2011 FC opened fire on a vehicle and killed foreign women and men who were Chechen and Tajik from Russia. Initially it was claimed that they were terrorist but later video emerged which revealed that they were unarmed.