Probe into Umar Cheema’s abduction begins
ISLAMABAD: The Inquiry Commission, constituted by the Government of Pakistan, to inquire into the incident of alleged abduction/torture of Umar Cheema, senior reporter of The News, has started its proceedings under the chairmanship of Justice (retd) Mian Muhammad Najumuz Zaman from Oct 7, 2010.
The commission was constituted under Section 3 of Pakistan Commissions of Inquiry Act 1956 (Act No V1 of 1956).Additional Deputy Commissioner (G), Islamabad, Agha Muhammad Ali Abbas Qazalbash, is working as secretary of the Inquiry Commission and District Attorney, Islamabad, Mehfooz Paracha, will assist the commisson in legal matters.
The additional deputy commissioner has announced that any person who has any information/evidence about the incident may record his statement before the commission on October 11, 2010 at 10,00 am in the Committee Room of the office of the Chief Commissioner, Islamabad, F-8 Markaz , Islamabad.
Meanwhile, the Islamabad chief commissioner and deputy commissioner have assured their full co-operation to the Inquiry Commission. APP adds: Interior Minister Rehman Malik on Thursday assured the National Assembly he would present a report on the torture of Umar Cheema after the investigation was completed.
“As the investigation is under way, I am unable to reveal the facts to the House. However, I can inform about the developments so far,” he said in response to a point of order of the previous day.
He said an investigation team, headed by a DIG, and a judicial commission, headed by Justice (retd) Najamuz Zaman, are investigating the incident. “Two-pronged investigation is underway, and the House shall be informed as soon as the investigation is complete,” he added.
Source: The News