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PESHAWAR: The judicial fee fashioned to research the 2014 Peshawar college bloodbath during which at the least 150 individuals, principally college students, have been killed submitted its report back to the Supreme Courtroom of Pakistan on Friday.
Taliban militants stormed the military-run Military Public Faculty (APS) within the northwestern metropolis of Peshawar on December 16, 2014, killing at the least 150 individuals, principally youngsters.
The 3000-page report containing recorded statements of 132 individuals, together with dad and mom of the killed college youngsters and police and military officers, was submitted to the Chief Justice of Pakistan.
The inquiry fee was headed by decide of Peshawar Excessive Courtroom Justice Ishtiaq Ibrahim Khan.
In October 2018, Supreme Courtroom’s former chief justice Saqib Nisar arrange a one-man fee headed by Justice Khan. The fee was fashioned after dad and mom of deceased youngsters demanded the authorities kind a high-level inquiry panel to research the bloodbath.
The panel grew to become practical on October 19, 2018, the Daybreak newspaper reported.
Spokesman for the fee Imranullah Khan informed reporters that the probe physique had recorded the statements of 132 individuals and of them, 31 have been police and military officers and the remainder have been witnesses, together with injured college students and fogeys of the youngsters killed within the assault.
The fee was initially given six weeks time by the Supreme Courtroom to conduct the inquiry throughout which it had accomplished recording statements of the dad and mom, injured college students and officers of police and counter-terrorism division.
The court docket granted extra time to the fee for the probe as a number of necessary statements have been to be recorded.
The dad and mom questioned why correct safety measures weren’t adopted after the Nationwide Counter Terrorism Authority knowledgeable provincial and federal authorities on August 28, 2014, that the banned militant outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) would perform assaults in opposition to the Military Public Faculty and School and different academic establishments run by the Pakistan Military, the report stated.
TTP commander Umer Mansoor alias Umer Narae had claimed accountability for the ugly assault. The US authorities and the Pakistan Military later confirmed that Umar was killed in a US drone strike in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan on July 9, 2016.
Pakistan hanged 4 males in December, 2015 for his or her involvement within the assault on the army-run college. They have been convicted by a army court docket and their demise sentences have been confirmed by the then military chief Basic Raheel Sharif.