PM orders inquiry into journalist’s murder
ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz on Thursday ordered an inquiry into the gruesome murder of senior journalist Muhammad Ismail Malik. “It is extreme sad and I have ordered an inquiry so that the culprits are awarded exemplary punishment,” the prime minister told reporters here after a function. At the sometime, the Interior Ministry, following the prime minister’s directives, has constituted a six-member committee to probe the blind murder case of the senior Journalist Ismail Malik, said an official.
He said that the committee has been constituted in a high-level meeting held at the Interior Ministry. The meeting was chaired by Syed Kamal Shah, Secretary Interior and was attended by the Inspector General (IG) of Islamabad Police Chudhary Iftakhiar, other high officials of police and office-bearers of Rawalpindi-Islamabad Press Club. The official maintained that the committee was consisting of IG Islamabad, Senior Superintend of Police (SSP) Skiander Hayat, Commandant FIA Mirza Ayaz Yaseen, Deputy Commandant FIA Khalid Qureshi, ASP Adeel and SP Investigation Ashfaq Ahmad. Secretary Interior and IG will over see the committee, he added.
He asserted that the secretary interior has directed the members of the committee to investigate all motives behind the case and provide the report on immediate basis. “ The committee will use available sources including all the security agencies to investigate the case and bring the culprits in to book,” he added. IG Islamabad told the meeting that Police has arrested a person living in a tent in the nearby forest from where the dead body of the slain journalist was recovered for investigation to get hold on the culprits. However, the capital police is clueless about culprit and so for did not find any link to reach the unknown assailant. However, several attempts were made to get latest updates on the issue from Police officials but SSP Islamabad and SP investigation were not available till filing of this report.
Source: The Nation