Committee formed to probe female reporter’s death

The Punjab government has decided to form a fact-finding committee to ascertain the reasons behind the death of Sadaf Naeem, a reporter of a private TV channel.

The committee will include officials from the departments concerned and will submit its report soon. This decision was made in a meeting of the Standing Committee of Cabinet on Law and Order (SCCLO) held at the Civil Secretariat. Provincial Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Environment Protection and Cooperatives Muhammad Basharat Raja presided over the meeting from Rawalpindi via video link. Chief Secretary Abdullah Khan Sumbal, Inspector General Faisal Shahkar and officers concerned also attended the meeting. The cabinet committee expressed grief over the martyrdom of the reporter and the participants offered Fateha for the departed soul. Basharat Raja said that prevention of such sad incidents should be ensured in the future. He said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan himself paid a visit to the house of late Sadaf Naeem and extended his condolences to the bereaved family. “A special relief package has already been announced by the Punjab government,” he mentioned. He appreciated the media for playing a positive role while reporting the incident.

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