Saleem Shahzad probe: PTA, FIA to provide phone, email records

Published: June 27, 2011

Justice Saquib Nasir presided over the first meeting of the judicial commission probing Saleem Shahzad's murder, on Monday. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE: The judicial commission probing Saleem Shahzad’s murder ordered the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA), on Monday, to preserve and submit the telephone calls record of the murdered journalist by July 6.

The commission has ordered PTA to make sure no changes are made to Shahzad’s phone record as well as ordering other telecommunication companies to provide complete record of the late journalist’s phone calls.

Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) has been ordered to access and present Shahzad’s email record as well.

Shahzad’s family, friends and colleagues have also been asked to voluntarily submit any information regarding his death by July 5. The secretariat for collecting this information will be the Pakistan Television Islamabad office.

IG Islamabad and IG Punjab have been asked to continue with their investigations and present their findings before the commission in every meeting.

Addressing the media, President PFUJ and commission member, Shaukat Parvez, said that he was very satisfied with the first meeting today adding that Justice Nisar’s comments at the beginning of the meeting were very encouraging but did not divulge into the details of the comment.

The judicial commission’s first meeting took place at Supreme Court’s Lahore Branch Registry branch, headed by the commission Chairman Justice Saqib Nisar while the second meeting is scheduled to be held in Lahore as well.

Reader Comments (10)

  • salman afridi
    Jun 27, 2011 - 8:41PM

    every one knows that who is behind this……….but why then we silent.Recommend

  • Jun 27, 2011 - 8:44PM

    So who will be certifying that those stuffs are not doctored :O ?Recommend

  • Onib Nasir
    Jun 27, 2011 - 8:48PM

    Whats the use of asking the same people who are suspected to collect and submit records of his telephone and email? Seems like it is going to be the same story againRecommend

  • maafzal
    Jun 27, 2011 - 10:17PM

    To all members please get your life insurance as soon as possible. Recommend

  • Cautious
    Jun 27, 2011 - 11:10PM

    I wonder whether they will provide an explanation on why/how/who made this information initially disappear?Recommend

  • Analyst
    Jun 28, 2011 - 4:04AM

    I just hope, if the commission is obstructed, then they say so and resign, instead of keeping quiet.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 28, 2011 - 7:37AM

    I have never seen such a pessimistic crowd. You bloggers want everything in the country to change in one day. .Have patience. Good things are coming to Pakistan. We have an independent Supreme court, a free press and for the first time we are investigating crimes that could be possibly committed by rogue people in the agencies. I want everyone to be glad that not only the commission is formed but it is starting to function (a first in Pakistan). People who want everything in one day generally start following idiots like Imran Taliban (PTI chief) who promise everything, without spelling out how they can achieve it. When they come to power, they cause more misery than people expect. Remember the Islamic revolution in Iran or the dictator in Libya who promised end to royalty, except he became a king (without tittle) or the leaders of Sub sahara AFRICA who were put into power as anticolonial heroes but destroyed the countries. We should look at Nelson Mendala of South Africa, who once said, it is easier to attain power and much harder to route out corruption and create jobs. So just be patient. Or you people will be responsible for Pakistan getting another ZA Bhutto (who promised bread, clothing and housing for everyone). The new ZA Bhutto would be Imran Taliban. And he would prove to be even worse than original ZAB.Recommend

  • Syed Yousaf
    Jun 28, 2011 - 10:26AM

    The commission must call Hamid Mir, Absar Ahmed, Kashif Abbasi and their other anchors as they have a very authentic information,which they aired on their TV programsRecommend

  • Jun 28, 2011 - 10:51AM

    @Ahmed:
    Free press? Haven’t you seen the news lately? That part is headed in the opposite direction of what you speak of.

    Though that’s more or less just me being annoying and has no bearing on what you said concerning the bigger picture.Recommend

  • Fortune Cookie
    Jul 7, 2011 - 1:04AM

    Depressing, Alarming, until truth prevails . Discouraging! where are we headed ? Only God Almighty can direct US!!!!!!!!!!!!!.Recommend

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