Tuesday, July 23, 2024

Supreme Court Takes Suo Moto Notice of Arshad Sharif’s Killing in Kenya

The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday directed the federal government to register an FIR of journalist Arshad Sharif’s killing.

A larger bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and comprising Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Jamal Mandokhail, Justice Sayyed Mazahar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Mohammad Ali Mazhar, conducted a hearing on the suo moto.

During the hearing, the chief justice asked why the report of the fact-finding committee has not been provided to the court as yet.

“Does the interior minister have to make changes to the report?” the CJP asked, adding that the court could also summon Rana Sanaullah.

“A journalist was killed. It should be revealed who was behind the killing,” the CJP remarked.

The additional attorney general responded by saying the report would be submitted by tomorrow. However, the CJP told him to submit it today so the hearing could continue tomorrow.

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