ISLAMABAD /LAHORE: Information Minister Firdous Ashiq Awan said on Thursday that the report of a judicial commission investigating the murder of journalist Saleem Shahzad would be released on Friday; however the findings of the report were regrettably inconsequential to the case.
The commission had submitted its report to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani earlier this week. The information minister said that according to the commission’s report, the culprits involved in the murder of Shahzad could not be traced thus far, but the police and law enforcement agencies had been directed to continue investigations into the case. The commission had also proposed monetary compensation for Shahzad’s family, employment for his wife, and government-funded education for his children.
Talking to the media outside the Parliament House, the minister said that the report was being made public on the directives of the prime minister, and her ministry would be responsible for implementing the recommendations.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2012.