AIG briefs SC commission on progress in Hamid Mir case

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KARACHI: Additional IG Karachi on Thursday briefed the Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing firing incident on senior Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir, about the progress of investigation in the case.

The commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, which has been given the responsibilities to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility for the incident, has been briefed by Additional IG Karachi Shahid Hayat and DIG East Munir Sheikh about the progress in the Hamid Mir attack case.

They informed the SC commission about the investigation of the case being conducted on different angles. The other members of commission included Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman. Geo TV anchorperson Hamid Mir was injured in armed attack near Karachi airport on April 19. The commission after briefing by the police officers adjourned the proceedings. The commission also issued notice to Hamid Mir on May 19 at Islamabad.

The commission had already recorded statements of Hamid Mir, his brother Amir Mir, Geo TV administration’s officials and head of investigation team DSP Ayub Bhurgari. Home Secretary, IG Sindh, Additional IG Karachi, DG Rangers Sindh, Joint Director Intelligence Bureau, DIG East, DIG Special Branch, SSP Traffic and other police officers had already appeared before the commission along with relevant record of the incident and submitted their confidential reports.

The commission has also published an advertisement in newspaper that any person who is aware of the facts regarding attack on Hamid Mir could give evidence before the commission and his identity would not be disclosed. However, no eyewitness of the incident has appeared before the commission so far.

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