Lahore: An initial probe into the murder
of Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad has concluded that
allegations against the ISI on his abduction and killing are
of a "general nature" and based on a "perceived sequence of
events" that allegedly culminated in his death.
These observations were made in an interim report
submitted by Punjab`s provincial police chief Javed Iqbal to
the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case related to
None of Shahzad`s friends, colleagues or family
members have provided any specific information that might
pinpoint suspicion regarding an individual, said the report, a
copy of which was accessed from sources in the Punjab
"So far the investigation has not yielded any lead
that could help narrow down the scope of the investigation and
bring into sharp relief any possible suspect(s)," the report
The report said the investigation has been greatly
hindered by the non-availability of any of the electronic
gadgets used by the Shahzad, including his cell phone.
Efforts to access Shahzad`s email account have not met
with any success, it said.
The analysis of the call data record of Shahzad`s
mobile number is an ongoing process and callers of telephone
numbers provided so far have largely been identified, the
No specific information could be culled that might
provide any lead about the perpetrator until now, it added.