Chief Justice names three judges for Hamid Mir attack probe -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Chief Justice names three judges for Hamid Mir attack probe

Pakistan Press Foundation

ISLAMABAD: Hours after the government’s request for constituting a judicial commission to investigate Saturday’s attack on senior TV anchor Hamid Mir, Chief Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani recommended on Monday three Supreme Court judges for the probe.

The names of Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Ejaz Afzal and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman were forwarded to Law Secretary Barrister Zafarullah Khan.

The law ministry sent the names to the interior ministry which will to notify the constitution of the commission under the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act 1956.

The commission will ascertain the facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility of the April 19 firing in Karachi which left Mr Mir severely injured. It is likely to complete its inquiry within 21 days.

The setting up of the commission was welcomed by a member of the judicial commission which appoints superior court judges, former Supreme Court Bar Association chief Yasin Azad.

A police team is also investigating the incident.

The names of the judges of the Special Court hearing a treason case against former military ruler retired Gen Pervez Musharaf had also been recommended by the judiciary on a request sent by the government on Nov 18 last year.

DAWN