ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad police have registered a first information report (FIR) against the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif without consulting the martyr’s mother, Daily News Publisher reported on Tuesday.
According to details, the Islamabad police have registered a first information report (FIR) against the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif following orders from the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial.
Three people have been nominated in the FIR registered at Islamabad’s Ramna police station on the complaint of the Station House Officer (SHO).
Earlier in the day, Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial ordered the incumbent government to register first information report (FIR) of Arshad Sharif’s murder in Kenya by tonight.
The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan took suo moto notice of senior journalist and ARY News’ former anchorperson Arshad Sharif’s killing in Kenya.
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At the outset of the hearing, CJP Bandial asked the additional attorney general of Pakistan, if the fact-finding inquiry committee has returned to Pakistan long ago and why the report has not been submitted to the SC yet.
The report has been finalized and will be submitted to the SC after review by Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, the AAGP replied to the CJP’s query. Why does he want to look at the report before the submission? Is he planning to change it, CJP remarked.
It has been more than 40 days since the nation is waiting for the inquiry report. The CJP Bandial asked the AAGP to submit the report on Arshad Sharif’s killing today and register the case till evening.
Later, the mother of slain journalist, Arshad Sharif, urged the incumbent government to register first information report (FIR) on her complaint.
Arshad Sharif’s mother
In a statement, Arshad Sharif’s mother – Riffat Ara Alvi – said that her son was murdered and the government should register the FIR on her complaint.