PM Shahbaz Sharif takes action over letter from GHQ on Arshad Sharif killing
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday decided to form a judicial commission to investigate the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya on the request of the General Headquarters (GHQ).
The GHQ had also written a letter to the government to take legal action against those involved in blaming the institution for the death of Arshad Sharif. “An action should be taken in the light of the Constitution against those involved in blaming the institution,” it demanded.
In a video message, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif announced the formation of a high-level inquiry commission to probe the death of Arshad Sharif.
“I spoke to the President of Kenya on the phone yesterday. Today, we have decided to form a high-level inquiry commission to probe this incident,” he said.
“The commission will be headed by a high court judge, and the endorsement of the inquiry commission will be taken from the cabinet,” he added.
“The facts will be brought before the entire nation by conducting a transparent investigation into Arshad Sharif’s case,” he pledged.
In a tweet, the prime minister said “I have decided to form a Judicial Commission to hold an inquiry into the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif in order to determine the facts of the tragic incident in a transparent & conclusive manner.”