The Supreme Court has fixed the Arshad Sharif murder case for hearing after the suo motu action on January 5.
Supreme Court of Pakistan had taken suo motu cognizance of the murder of Arshad Sharif after which the court has fixed the suo motu case for hearing today.
A five-member larger bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Umar Ata Bandial will hear the case on January 5. The bench also comprised Justice Ijazul Ahsan, Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar, Justice Jamal Khan Mandokhel and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar.
The Registrar Supreme Court has issued notices to the parties. The Supreme Court has also sought an interim investigation report from the special JIT.
The JIT has travelled to Kenya and Dubai for the collection of evidence in regard to the journalist’s murder.
It is pertinent to mention that Arshad was killed by Kenyan Police near Nairobi in Kenya when he was travelling in the car. The Kenyan police had also failed to justify the incident and had initially termed the incident as a mistaken identity.