Journalist's four suspected killers held on SC orders -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Journalist’s four suspected killers held on SC orders

ISLAMABAD, April 03 2006: The Supreme Court on April 02 disposed of a private complaint filed by the widow of a slain journalist after the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) secretary submitted that a murder case had been registered against the alleged murderers and four of them had been arrested.

Appearing on a court notice, Secretary Fata Arbab Shehzad told a three-member bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Saiyed Saeed Ashhad and Justice Hamid Ali Mirza that in compliance with the apex court’s orders, a murder case has been registered against eight accused and four of them have been arrested.

The court, however, expressed dismay over the late registration of the case.

On the previous hearing, the Supreme Court had directed the Fata administration to immediately get a murder case registered against the suspects and arrest them. The chief justice of Pakistan had taken notice on the complaint of the widow of slain journalist Naseer Afridi. She had submitted that the murderers of her husband were roaming freely and no case had been registered though the murder took place on December 4, 2005.
Source: The News
Date:5/3/2006