Malik orders forming joint investigation team to probe Karachi violence
ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has authorised the formation of an investigation team to probe the incident involving a gun-attack on a political rally brought out by Sindhi nationalist party, Awami Tehrik, in Karachi, DawnNews reported on Wednesday.
The federal minister ordered a thorough and impartial probe by a joint investigation team into Tuesday’s violence which resulted in at least 11 deaths.
The joint investigation team is to be led by Additional IG Police Karachi whereas members of the team would include officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Special Branch.
According to television reports, the team is to analyse several factors, such as why AT’s Ayaz Latif Palijo took out a rally without obtaining a permit to do so and also on whose orders were scores of cars, motorcycles and shops ransacked and then set ablaze.
The team would also determine the identities of those who were killed in the violence.
Moreover, under the auspices of the joint investigation team, Police and Rangers would conduct a thorough probe into the incident.