Hamid Mir attack: Judicial commission to meet today

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Hamid Mir attack

KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s three-member inquiry commission, probing the firing incident on Geo TV senior journalist Hamid Mir will resume its proceedings on Tuesday where the inquiry committee will apprise the commission about the progress made so far, Geo News reported.

The commission is headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali while the other members of the commission include Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rehman.

On Monday, the commission summoned advocate general Sindh, Home Secretary, DG Rangers, IG Sindh, joint director Intelligence Bureau and others for today.

The commission, which has to ascertain facts, identify culprits and fix responsibility for the incident, has directed advocate general Sindh, Home Secretary, IG Sindh, DG Rangers, Additional IG Karachi, Joint Director IB, DIG East, DIG Traffic and DSP Ayub Burgari, an investigation officer of the case, to appear before the commission, at SC’s Karachi Registry.

Hamid Mir was injured in an armed attack near Karachi airport on April 19. It is pertinent to mention that the commission had already recorded statements of Hamid Mir, his brother Amir Mir, Geo TV administration’s officials, 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 also appeared before the Commission on previous hearings along with relevant record of the incident and submitted their confidential reports.

The commission was briefed by IG Sindh Iqbal Mehmood about the firing incident on Hamid Mir, who was injured in armed attack on April 19 at Shahra-e-Faisal.

Following the attack on Hamid Mir, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had requested Chief Justice of Pakistan to constitute judicial inquiry commission to probe the incident.

The commission shall also make recommendations to avoid such incidents in future. The commission had also publish advertisement in newspaper that any person who is aware of the facts regarding Hamid Mir attack incident could give evidence before the commission and his identity would not be disclosed. However, no eyewitness of the incident appeared before the commission yet.

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