A petition was filed in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, requesting a judicial commission to be formed to investigate the murder of slain journalist Saleem Shahzad.
Petitioner Barrister Zafarullah said that the murderers of Shahzad have not been arrested, and said the journalist was punished for speaking the truth.
He requested the court to form a high-level judicial commission to be headed by retired Justice Khalil ur Rehman Ramday.
Earlier this week the government gave in to journalists’ demand for a serving Supreme Court judge to investigate the murder of investigative journalist Saleem Shahzad.
Interior Minister Rehman Malik assured office-bearers of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) that an investigation commission would be set up under a Supreme Court judge.
The journalists, who had threatened to stage countrywide sit-ins, said they would go ahead with their plan if the government failed to establish the commission by June 10.
Human Rights Watch says its representative in Pakistan was in contact with the ISI through interlocutors who had confirmed that the journalist was in their custody and would be released.
However, his tortured body was found from a canal in Sara-i-Alamgir near Jhelum.
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