Pak Supreme Court judge to probe Shahzad`s murder
Islamabad: The Pakistan government Thursday gave in to pressure from journalists` organisations and announced the formation of a judicial commission headed by a Supreme Court judge to investigate the murder of reporter Syed Saleem Shahzad.
Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan met journalists participating in a protest outside parliament shortly before dawn and said Justice Saqib Nisar of the Supreme Court would head the independent judicial commission to investigate the murder.
The government had on Tuesday formed a commission headed by Federal Shariat Court Chief Justice Agha Rafiq to investigate the abduction and killing of Shahzad, who went missing two days after he alleged in an article last month that the Pakistan Navy had been infiltrated by al-Qaeda elements.
However, journalists` organisations insisted that the probe should be handled by a serving Supreme Court judge.
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