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SC takes suo motu notice of journalist Arshad Sharif’s killing

The apex court will hear the case today at 12:30 pm before a five-member larger bench headed by the CJP.

SC takes suo motu notice of journalist Arshad Sharif’s killing!

A five-member SC larger bench headed by the Chief Justice of Pakistan Umar Ata Bandial is to hear the case today.

“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,” said the SC in a statement announcing the suo motu action.

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“CJP has issued notices to the interior secretary, foreign secretary, information secretary, director generals of Federal Investigation Authority (FIA), Intelligence Bureau, and president of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists,” the apex court stated.



Senior journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead in a mistaken identity case, according to the Kenyan police on Oct 23.


Saman Siddiqui

Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.

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