Islamabad Police nominated three persons in FIR against murder of journalist Arshad Sharif
ISLAMABAD – Islamabad Police on Tuesday registered an FIR against the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif on the Supreme Court's orders.
Three people — Waqar Ahmed, Khurram Ahmed, and Tariq Ahmed Wasi — have been nominated in the FIR registered at Islamabad's Ramna Police Station on the complaint of the federal government.
Earlier today, the Supreme Court directed the incumbent government to lodge a case of the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif before today's evening.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial issued the orders while hearing the suo motu notice regarding the high profile murder.
The country's top court took suo motu notice of the killing of late Pakistani journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead by Kenyan police in October this year.
The apex court took notice on the recommendation of a judge of the apex court, reports said as a notice was issued to the interior secretary, foreign secretary, information secretary, DGs of Federal Investigation Authority, Intelligence Bureau and journalist union.
A bench led by JCP Bandial will conduct a hearing today at 12:30 today. In a statement, the top court mentioned that the journalist community and the public at large are deeply distressed and concerned about the death of Arshad Sharif and are seeking the court's scrutiny of the matter.