Army supports commission on Shahzad's murder, says ISPR -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Army supports commission on Shahzad’s murder, says ISPR

RAWALPINDI: A spokesperson for the ISPR on Friday voiced concern over unfounded and baseless insinuations being voiced in a section of print and electronic media against the ISI with regard to the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad.

Such negative aspersions and accusations were also voiced against the ISI in some previous cases but investigations proved those wrong. The spokesperson strongly supported the formation of a commission to investigate the murder of Shahzad.

The case must be investigated thoroughly and facts made known to the people, the spokesperson concluded. No serviceman tipped off terrorists: The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has strongly refuted reports in the media quoting unnamed US sources that elements in the Pakistani security forces tipped off terrorists helping them to escape the purported IED factories in Waziristan.

This assertion is totally false and malicious and the facts on ground are contrary to it is the ISPR spokesperson said in a statement on Friday. Explaining further, the ISPR spokesperson said that intelligence information was received regarding four compounds suspected of being used as IED making facilities. Operations were launched on all. Two were found to be used as IED making facilities and have been destroyed. Information on other two proved to be incorrect.

The spokesperson said some persons had been arrested and they were under investigation.
Source: The News
Date:6/18/2011