Police apprehend two accused in Sialkot journalist’s murder case
SIALKOT: Police on Thursday apprehended two accused nominated in the murder of a local journalist in Sialkot.
The two men namely Shahid and Usman, who were involved in the murder of a journalist, were arrested from Gujranwala and Bahawalpur, respectively.
Earlier, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar had given four days to Punjab IGP Arif Nawaz to arrest the killers of Zeeshan Butt.
IGP Punjab had requested the court to grant them a week to arrest the accused. However, the chief justice rejected the request, ordering the police officer to arrest the accused at the earliest and launch an enquiry against him under the anti-terrorism act.
The journalist was allegedly shot dead on the orders of a union council chairman belonging to the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in Begowala. Zeeshan was a correspondent with a national daily.
The police had registered a case against three nominated and two unknown accused.