The judicial commission headed by Justice Saqib Nisar probing the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad on Monday recorded statements of his brother-in-law and Faizan, a close friend, as the Punjab police handed over 48 items to the commission, recovered from the vehicle of the slain journalist.
After the meeting, federal Information Secretary Taimur Azmat Usman told reporters that it was the fourth meeting of the commission, adding that the authorities were also conducting exogenous investigation; excluding the one under way by the commission.
He revealed that the government is seeking access to Shahzad’s e-mail record whereas the commission had already received almost all of his cell phone record. He added that the Punjab police has submitted the record of toll plaza tickets on the Grand Trunk Road between Islamabad, Tarkai and Jhelum. The commission also sought reports from the National Highway Authority along with the records of toll plazas from Islamabad to Mandi Bahauddin. The commission will resume its meeting on Tuesday (today) at 11 am.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 19th, 2011.
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