Police have yet to solve journalist’s murder
ISLAMABAD: Federal Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah, who is supervising a police team investigating the murder of journalist Muhammad Ismail, directed the inquiry team to take all steps to make a breakthrough in the case. The members of the investigation team have compiled all the evidence obtained so far about the murder, however, none of it is conclusive, police sources told Daily Times on condition of anonymity.
Superintendent of Police (investigation) Muhammad Ashfaq Khan, who is also the member of the investigation team, said that police inquiry had failed to pinpoint any suspect. He said that members of the investigation team were closely analysing the case from all aspects and examining all possibilities, adding that the case would soon be solved. Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police Sikander Hayat has directed investigators of the capital police to assist the investigation team to solve the case. Dr Waseem Khawaja, the medico-legal officer of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, said that Ismail’s postmortem report would be issued within a week.
Mirza Muhammad Yaseen, the Federal Investigation Agency’s investigation team head, said that the reports of a forensic analysis of the deceased’s shoes and socks for any fingerprints would be received within a couple of days. The members of the investigation team are interrogating the owner of a lumber house from where Ismail’s body was found who had been arrested along with his two brothers
Source: Daily Times