Saleem Shahzad's laptop recovered

Final investigation report into the murder of journalist to be provided in November, says commission head.


Express October 26, 2011

ISLAMABAD: The judicial commission probing the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad obtained his laptop on Wednesday, reported Express 24/7.

The laptop and phone records of Shahzad had been reported missing after his murder in May this year. The commission earlier was successful in getting access to his phone but the laptop remained missing.

Chairman Justice Saqib Nisar chaired the commission session in Islamabad on Wednesday, during which different angles for investigation into the murder of Shahzad were reviewed.

Briefing the media after the session, one of the commission members Pervaiz Shaukat, who is also the president of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ), said that the record of Shahzad’s laptop was not accessible in the past.

He said that Justice Nisar has directed all members to submit their recommendations till Tuesday, while the final shape will be given to the report during the month of November.

The commission is headed by Supreme Court Justice Nisar while members include Chief Justice of the Federal Shariat Court Agha Rafiq Ahmad, Inspector-General of Islamabad Police Bani Amin, Inspector-General of Punjab Police Javed Iqbal and President PFUJ.

Shahzad, who worked for an Italian news agency and a Hong Kong-registered news site and had reported about militants infiltrating the military, went missing en route to a television talk show and his body was found May 31 south of the capital, bearing marks of torture.

The journalist disappeared two days after writing an investigative report in Asia Times Online saying al Qaeda carried out a recent attack on a naval air base to avenge the arrest of naval officials held on suspicion of al Qaeda links. Intelligence agencies were blamed for his murder.

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COMMENTS (17)

Sajjad Hussain | 9 years ago | Reply

Disgusting where to tell the truth is a crime/

Ahmed | 9 years ago | Reply

How the commission would ensure that the found devices are of Saleem Shahzad and not copy of it ?

In digital world, everything is possible.

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