Govt okays formation of commission to probe Arshad Sharif’s murder
October 31, 2022 06:00 PM
The federal government Monday approved the formation of the commission to probe the murder of senior investigative journalist and anchorperson Arshad Sharif in Kenya and submit its report in 30 days, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
Quoting its sources, the channel reported that in this connection the federal cabinet approved the summary to give go ahead signal to the formation of the commission under the Pakistan Commission of Inquiry Act, 2017.
Former judge Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Abdus Shakoor Paracha was appointed the head of the commission, while other members were Additional IG Police Dr. Usman Anwar and Intelligence Bureau’s Umar Shahid Hamid.
Sources informed that the Federal Investigative Agency (FIA) would also assist the commission in the probe.
Senior journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in the outskirts of Kenyan capital Nairobi, a week ago, on October 24, 2022
Police in Kenya confirmed his death and said it had opened an investigation into the incident.
Sharif’s wife Javeria Siddiqui took to Twitter and confirmed the tragic news, acknowledging that her husband was killed in Kenya.
Reporter: Awais Kiani