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Probe finds Pak Army, intelligence, guilty of not cooperating in terror attacks cases

The Punjab government has said that the Pakistan Army and intelligence agencies have “neither assisted nor showed any interest in the trial” of those accused in suicide attacks on Lieutenant General Mushtaq Baig and an Army bus.

The claims have been made in an inquiry report furnished by Punjab’s prosecution department.

The inquiry related to two terrorist attacks: on an Army bus carrying trainees of the Armed Forces Post-Graduate Medical Institute killing a lieutenant-colonel, a major and six others on February 4, 2008; and one which killed Surgeon General, Mushtaq Baig, his guard, driver and three pedestrians on February 24, 2008.

“The role of the complainant department (Army) and the investigation agencies was deplorable,” The News quoted the report, as saying.

“No one from any agency facilitated nor any liaison was made from any person to pursue the prosecution in the court of law,” it added.

Although the report has also blamed the police and prosecution for poor performance, the Army and intelligence agencies have largely been accused of misconduct.

The report has proposed action against all ‘responsible for negligence, no matter which department they belong to’.

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