Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has said that eight years have gone by since the Model Town tragedy was perpetrated. He said that despite the passage of such a long time, the provision of justice does not seem to be in sight. He said what to speak of justice, the oppressed have not got the right to fair investigation and they are going from pillar to post for their basic rights. He said that the accused are benefiting from the pending appeals.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri said that the larger bench of the Supreme Court ruled for the establishment of a new JIT to hold a fair and impartial inquiry but the Lahore High Court stayed the investigation on the petition of one accused police official. He said that the family members of the martyrs approached the Supreme Court against the stay which asked the Lahore High Court to give a decision on the formation of the JIT in three months. He added that it has been two years since then but the issue remains pending even today. He said that the people are looking toward judiciary for justice.