Intelligence agencies to assist in investigation of Sabeen Mahmud's murder

Published: April 25, 2015
Major General Asim Bajwa. PHOTO: REUTERS

Major General Asim Bajwa. PHOTO: REUTERS

While condemning the killing of rights activist Sabeen Mahmud, Director General ISPR General Asim Bajwa said on Saturday that intelligence agencies would provide all assistance in the investigation of the murder.

“Intelligence agencies have been tasked to render all possible assistance to investigating agencies for the apprehension of perpetrators and bring them to justice,” Gen Bajwa tweeted.

Gen Bajwa also extended his sympathies and condolences to Mahmud’s family.

Mahmud was shot dead late Friday evening as she was on her way home after hosting a seminar on the troubled region of Balochistan at her cafe The Second Floor, t2F.

Read: Police files Sabeen Mahmud’s murder case under Terrorism Act

The session, ‘Unsilencing Balochistan (Take 2)’, featured the chairperson of Voice for Missing Baloch Persons (VBMP), Mama Qadeer. This was the same session which was due to be held at LUMS a few weeks ago, but was cancelled at the last minute.

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Reader Comments (26)

  • karachi
    Apr 25, 2015 - 3:16PM

    Good, the leftists are already spreading conspiracy theories of the establishment killing her, without any shred of evidence and without even analyzing who actually benefits from her murder, only the gullible would believe that BLA/BRA don’t have hitmen in Karachi.

    Numerous Baloch Sardars and even separatists own mansions in DHA and Clifton Karachi, they need to be investigated since they have their own militias.Recommend

  • AK
    Apr 25, 2015 - 4:50PM

    I hope culprits will be caught.Recommend

  • Allahwala
    Apr 25, 2015 - 5:21PM

    This is a heinous crime as it any murder. Will intelligence agencies take same interest in other murders of innocent people that takes place on a daily basis in our city of Karachi and elsewhere in the country?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 25, 2015 - 5:42PM

    Intelligence agencies should use maximum resources to uncover this murder. Their prestige is at stake. Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Apr 25, 2015 - 5:57PM

    Sabeen Mahmood was so much talented and dedicated person that her death is nothing short of our colossal national loss and it can not be just loss for the family alone. I pray for lives in paradise, aameen. It is heartening to read that Maj Gen Bajwa has taken upon himself to bring to arrest the murderer and I thank him fir the same and wish he succeeds though our past experience on this account is quite shadowy and blur. Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait / zaidi4merdiplomat@hotmail.comRecommend

  • A-No.1
    Apr 25, 2015 - 6:05PM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:

  • woody
    Apr 25, 2015 - 10:18PM

    Like asking Putin to investigate the murders of his opponents. Journalist and activist are targeted by the same people who are suppose to be protecting them.Recommend

  • Kammiqazi
    Apr 25, 2015 - 11:41PM

    We, should find out who pressured LUMS to cancel the event, or are they linked to this senseless murder. And bring them to justice. Recommend

  • Kammiqazi
    Apr 25, 2015 - 11:50PM


    I completely agree with you that each murder should be throughly investigated and bring justice to the victim. Sabeen’s murder is different because it’s committed without any personal enmity.
    And, my involve people who are state’s enemy.Recommend

  • Kammiqazi
    Apr 25, 2015 - 11:55PM


    What you are suggesting, we pretty much doing the same.

    And, its not working. We have to find other ways. I would suggest we should work for cease fire
    in Baluchistan.Recommend

  • observer
    Apr 25, 2015 - 11:57PM

    Intelligence agencies to assist in investigation of Sabeen Mahmud’s murder


    While at it, may be you can also find out,

    A. Who killed Saleem Shahzad

    B. Who tried to kill Hamid Mir?

    And- WHY?Recommend

  • Shail Arora
    Apr 26, 2015 - 12:25AM

    This has ISI written all over it.Recommend

  • AA
    Apr 26, 2015 - 12:25AM

    One should not underestimate the “marketing value” of this sad incidence, Sabeen Mehmood was a respected intellectual her murder would bring tremendous attention to the Mama Qadeer interview. The motive is clearly not to stop Mama Qadeer interview for that the attackers should have acted before interview not after, but to give that interview a huge audience can be a candidate for investigation. Interview is already completed and now will be in demand from many networks, home and abroad, The sad thing is a good person was targeted to achieve goals.Recommend

  • AA
    Apr 26, 2015 - 12:31AM

    Your response is what exactly was the objective of this tragedy, who ever killed Sabeen was not against the interview, in that case they would have killed her or Mama Qadeer before the interview, killing after the interview clearly indicates designs of terrorists to attract larger audience. I suggest investigator must look into links who arranged or suggested to her the interview.Recommend

  • A Citizen Of Pakistan
    Apr 26, 2015 - 1:27AM

    Thank you General! Sir, we are all aware how successful you have been in recovering the missing Baluchis. Clearly, your record qualifies you uniquely for investigating the murder of Sabeen Mahnmud. Recommend

  • Rauf
    Apr 26, 2015 - 5:23AM

    Intelligence agencies are one of the suspects. It is not a good idea to let the manipulate the investigation. Lets accept the fact, in Pakistan value of human life is zero, unless the victims are the students of The Army Public School. I know this is harsh, but true.Recommend

  • Zaida Parvez
    Apr 26, 2015 - 5:58AM

    Like asking the fox to protect the chicken coop. Recommend

  • Ashraf
    Apr 26, 2015 - 5:59AM

    Next in line: Mama QadeerRecommend

  • Babloo
    Apr 26, 2015 - 6:38AM

    Oh like they investigated the murder of the other journalist who was threatened by tthe agency itself.Recommend

  • Sunil
    Apr 26, 2015 - 8:13AM

    And Pakistan is concerned about human rights violations in Kashmir. What a joke !!!Recommend

  • miristan
    Apr 26, 2015 - 8:33AM

    All these missing from Baluchistan are in training camps in Rajistan and Afghanistan. Raw has been penetrated in Pakistani media and human right activist. Than they decide weather person is more valuable dead or alive. This is time Government should expose them. Recommend

  • Apr 26, 2015 - 9:45AM

    @Zaida Parvez:
    Right on the ball ! Agree with you.Recommend

  • Babloo
    Apr 27, 2015 - 6:22AM

    Its very important that the agencies assist in the investigation. Or else how will they control it and take it to its pre-defined conclusion ??Recommend

  • shah
    Apr 27, 2015 - 10:42AM

    @Shail Arora: And Your Proof Is?????

    @Sunil: Yes HR Violations In Kashmir You Know Extra Judicial Murders Mass Graves And The Like

    I Love How Indian Trolls Are Obsessed With Something That Is Non Of Their BusinessRecommend

  • Indian Observer
    Apr 27, 2015 - 3:08PM


    You like it, so would you like more of it, or should we stop?Recommend

  • Jalal
    Apr 27, 2015 - 4:36PM


    All these missing from Baluchistan are in training camps in Rajistan and Afghanistan.

    Right, and the tortured bodies of these missing person found in Pakistan, not in Afghanistan, are of whom?

    Another Punjabi propagandist, trying to cover the looting and butchering of Baluchis.Recommend

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