Committee formed to investigate Bashir Qureshi’s death

Sindh govt forms 15-member committee of forensic experts to analyse viscera taken from JSQM leader.


Hafeez Tunio April 11, 2012

KARACHI: The Sindh government constituted a 15-member committee of forensic experts to analyse the viscera taken from the body of Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) leader Bashir Qureshi

The committee will be headed by Professor Umar Memon, in-charge of forensic medicine department at Dow Medical International College, Ojha Campus. A forensic expert and a pathologist from each medical college of Sindh will also serve as members of the committee, which will meet on April 13 and 14 to examine the specimen of the post-mortem of Qureshi.

According to the Health Department spokesman, the committee is likely to disclose the findings of the report on April 14.

He said that the committee has been constituted on the request of Fazal Ellahi, in-charge Chemico-Bacteriological Laboratory, who had requested the health department secretary to constitute a board given the significance of the case.

When contacted, leaders of JSQM were of the view that they would call a meeting before giving a reaction on the committee.

“I have learnt that a committee has been formed, but have no idea about its members. Let us know about the proper function of the committee before we give a reaction on it,” said acting chairman JSQM Dr Niaz Kalani.

The leadership of JSQM had alleged that Qureshi who passed away on April 7 had been poisoned in Sakrand, Benazirabad district, and had demand an impartial inquiry into the murder.

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