Pak Army offers to back Shahzad`s murder probe
The Pakistan Army would support formation of a commission to probe the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, an official here said.
Islamabad: The Pakistan Army would support formation of a commission to probe the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad, an official here said.
Shahzad, 40, was kidnapped in Islamabad May 29 and his body, bearing marks of severe torture, was found dumped in a canal in Punjab province two days later.
He is widely believed to have been seized by intelligence officials for alleging in an article that terrorists attacked a key naval base in Karachi May 22 after the navy refused to free sailors held for suspected militant links.
Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Athar Abbas, while talking to a TV channel Sunday, expressed concern over what he referred to as baseless propaganda being carried out in a section of media against the army and Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) about Saleem Shahzad`s murder.
Maj. Gen. Abbas said the army has its own strategy to tackle the security issues, Associated Press of Pakistan reported.
He said: "We will implement our own strategy which is in the best interest of the nation whether anybody likes it or not."