Islamabad: Pakistan Government has announced
that a Supreme Court judge will probe the killing of
journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad, who was abducted and killed
shortly after he wrote an article about the alleged
infiltration of the Pakistan Navy by al Qaeda.
"The government will announce a commission within two days
to probe the assassination of Saleem Shahzad as a (proposal)
in this regard has been moved," Interior Minister Rehman Malik
yesterday told a group of journalists who were protesting
against Shahzad`s murder outside the parliament.
Those involved in Shahzad`s killing will be brought to
justice soon, he claimed.
Journalists across Pakistan continued their protest
against the killing of Shahzad, whose body was found in a
canal in Punjab province a day after he was kidnapped from the
heart of Islamabad on Sunday.
Protests were held in the federal capital and across
Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces.
In Peshawar, the Khyber Union of Journalists organised a
protest rally and demanded the formation of a judicial
commission to probe the killing.
The protesting journalists carried placards and banners
inscribed with slogans demanding a judicial inquiry.
The journalists vowed to continue their protest till an
impartial and independent inquiry into the incident was
ordered to bring the killers to justice.
They called on the government to provide adequate
security to journalists, especially in militancy-hit