Arshad Sharif murder case fixed on June 13 in Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court (SC) has fixed the murder case of senior journalist and anchor person Arshad Sharif for hearing. A five-member larger bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial will hear the case on June 13.

Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar will be part of the five-member larger bench.

The Supreme Court has issued notices to the Attorney General, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the JIT in the Arshad Sharif murder case.

The apex court had adjourned the hearing on May 9, seeking a progress report.

On December 6, Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial took suo motu notice of the killing of Arshad Sharif.

On October 24, 2022, Arshad Sharif was shot in the head by police on the Magadi Highway in Nairobi, Kenya, for an identity error.

After the body of Arshad Sharif was brought to Pakistan, an eight-member medical board of PIMS Hospital conducted the post-mortem. According to the initial report, there were clear signs of torture on Arshad Sharif’s body, he was shot from very close range.

According to PIMS sources, Arshad Sharif’s post-mortem was also done in Kenya, due to which the clothes worn at the time of death were not given.