Supreme Court gives new orders in journalist Arshad Sharif assassination case
ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has directed the federal government to form a special joint investigation team to investigate the murder of slain journalist Arshad Sharif, who was shot dead by Kenyan police earlier in October this year.
The five-member bench of the apex court led by Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial issued new directions on the submission of the fact-finding committee’s report, a day after taking suo moto notice on the matter.
CJP Bandial said the government should immediately constitute a new independent probe team which should include officials from the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and the local cops.
The bench of the apex court stressed that the probe team should include experts in understanding the case and gathering evidence from foreign countries and directed the foreign affairs officials to assist the team members in collecting evidence.
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