LAHORE - The Lahore High Court on Thursday directed PAT lawyer to come up with evidence which he claimed was sufficient for the trial court to summon former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah and others in Model Town killings case.

A full bench headed by Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan passed the order on appeals filed by Pakistan Awami Tehreek and others.

 Justice Aalia Neelum and Justice Sardar Ahmad Naeem were the other members of the bench.

Justice Khan asked Advocate Azhar Siddique, the counsel of Pakistan Awami Tehreek, that what the evidence against the politicians was which he (the counsel) thought was completely ignored by the trial court and eventually they were not summoned.

The counsel said that they could not submit the evidence at that time as it was collected at some later stage. The judge asked him that how the evidence could be examined at this stage of the case.

The court directed the counsel to submit complete record and evidence which he thought was ignored by the trial court.

Opposing the petition, Prosecutor General Ehtisham Qadir said that the ATC had already indicted the accused and had also recorded evidence in the case.  He implored the bench to dismiss the appeal of the PAT.

After hearing both sides, the bench directed the PAT’s counsel to submit evidence and records before the court and adjourned further hearing till Friday (today).

On last Saturday, Chief Justice of Pakistan took suo motu notice of delay in dispensation of justice to the victim families of Model Town killings’ case and directed the high court to decide all the relevant appeals and petitions within two weeks.

At least 14 people died and 85 others got injured when clash erupted between police and the PAT workers over the issue of barriers lying outside Minhajul Quran Secretariat in June 2014.