Arshad Sharif’s mother wants SC to probe Imran, Vawda, and Murad in son murder case

SC takes suo moto notice of Arshad Sharif’s murder The suo moto notice has been taken on the recommendation of Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Umar Ata Bandial. The chief justice issued a notice to the foreign secretary, interior secretary and information minister secretary along with DG FIA, DG IB, and the president of Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. The hearing will be held at 12:30pm. “The journalist community in the country and the public at large are deeply distressed and concerned about the death of the senior journalist and are seeking the court’s scrutiny of the matter,” the apex court stated. However, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has also asked to probe into Arshad Sharif’s murder. Arshad Sharif murder case Arshad Sharif was a senior journalist, who had been shot in the chest and head allegedly by police after he and his driver had driven through a police roadblock on a dirt road outside of the Kenyan capital of Nairobi. The police had claimed that Sharif, along with his driver, was driving from Magadi Town to Nairobi when they were flagged down at the roadblock manned by five police officers. But when Arshad Sharif’s driver did not stop and ran the blockade, police fired at the vehicle killing Arshad Sharif. However, autopsy showed that Arshad Sharif was shot from far too close a range compared to what was being claimed by Kenyan police. Subsequently, Kenyan Police said that the Independent Policing Oversight Authority would take over the case. According to police deputed at the roadblock, they had received a tip-off to intercept a car similar to the one Sharif was traveling in following a carjacking incident in Pangani area of Nairobi and the possibility of a kidnapping. And a few minutes later, Sharif’s car emerged at the roadblock and they were stopped and asked to identify themselves. They allegedly failed to stop and drove past the roadblock. This prompted a brief chase and shooting that left Sharif dead. Their car rolled and his driver was injured and taken to hospital. He later told police he and his slain colleague were developers and were headed for a site in Magadi.

ISLAMABAD: The pursuit of justice for the late journalist Arshad Sharif took a significant step forward as his mother, accompanied by her legal team, filed a miscellaneous petition before the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The petition seeks to expand the ongoing murder probe of her son Arshad Sharif to include prominent figures such as Imran Khan, the Chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), and other confidants of a former prime minister.

The miscellaneous petition urged the SC to include Imran Khan, Faisal Vawda, Murad Saeed, Salman Iqbal and Imran Riaz Khan in the probe of her son Arshad Sharif murder.

A five-member larger bench headed by the Chief Justice of the SC will hear on June 13.

The Supreme Court issued notices to the Attorney General, Ministry of External Affairs and Special JIT.

The SC had adjourned the previous hearing seeking a progress report on the case.



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