Police funds Arshad Sharif JIT’s visit to Kenya
Probe team will also visit Kenya after conducting week-long inquiry in Gulf city: Islamabad police finances tour on its own after finance and interior ministries rejected to release funds for JIT’s foreign probes
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The special Joint Investigating Team probing the high-profile murder of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya last year, will leave for Dubai tomorrow night, reported 24NewsHD TV Channel on Friday.
Sources informed that after conducting an inquiry in Dubai into Arshad Sharif’s killing for a week, the JIT would head to Kenya.
In its Dubai probe, the investigation team would get information about Mr Sharif’s meetings and contacts during his last days in the Gulf city.
Whereas, during his Kenya mission, the JIT would grill the slain journalist’s hosts Waqar and his brother in the African country.
Sources said that the Islamabad police has financed the tour of the JIT as it has released Rs10 million under the heads of travel expenses and the TADA.
Earlier, the interior and finance ministries have refused to bear the expenses of the JIT, sources added.
The Islamabad police managed to pay for the JIT travel and other expenses from its annual budget allocated to it for the maintenance of its vehicles in the headquarters and stationery.
DIG Headquarters Awais Ahmad is heading the five-member special JIT. The other members included: Sajid Kiyani (IB), Muhammad Aslam (ISI), Waqar Uddin Syed (FIA Cybercrime Director), and Muhammad Afzal (MI).
Besides these five JIT members, investigating officer Muhammad Shahbaz would also be going to Dubai.
Reporter Farzana Siddique