Pakistan: Sharif asks for probes of Khan attack, journalist’s killing

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatar state media]

“Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has asked the country’s top judge to form judicial commissions to investigate the assassination attempt on his predecessor Imran Khan and the killing of a Pakistani journalist in Kenya. In a tweet on Tuesday night, Sharif said he has written two letters to Umar Ata Bandial, the chief justice of Pakistan’s Supreme Court, requesting that he form a ‘judicial commission to investigate Arshad Sharif’s killing and attack on Imran [Khan].’ … Khan sustained bullet wounds in his leg last week during a rally in Wazirabad city in Pakistan’s eastern province of Punjab. … Investigative journalist Arshad Sharif was shot dead last month in Kenya’s capital Nairobi after police reportedly opened fire on his vehicle. Kenyan authorities said they regretted the killing, calling it ‘a case of mistaken identity.'” (11/09/22)