ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan on Tuesday took suo moto notice of senior journalist and ARY News’ former anchorperson Arshad Sharif’s killing in Kenya.
Arshad was shot dead in Kenya by the local police along the Nairobi-Magadi highway in a “mistaken identity case” on October 23. The official police statement later expressed “regrets on the unfortunate incident.”
As per details, a five-member larger bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the case today.
Notices have been served to the secretary of the interior, foreign secretary, secretary of information and broadcasting, the DG FIA and the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) president.
Read more: In letter to CJP, Imran Khan demands judicial inquiry into Arshad Sharif s killing
Last week, former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan penned down a letter to Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial and demanded a judicial inquiry into the killing of journalist Arshad Sharif.
In the letter, Imran Khan demanded the chief justice to constitute a free judicial commission to investigate the murder of senior journalist.
Thousands of Pakistani citizens have written letters to the Chief Justice of Pakistan, demanding justice for the journalist.
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