PA demands transparent judicial probe in to journalist urder

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Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution condemning the murder of senior journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya and demanding transparent judicial inquiry into the incident to bring the culprits to the book.

Speaker Sibtain Khan who chaired the proceedings refused to lift ban on 18 PML-N members and allowing them to sit in the house, on which the opposition members walked out of the house in protest.

The resolution was tabled by PTI MPA Ali Afzal Sahi which termed Arshad Sharif’s target killing a blatant attack on media freedom since the slain journalist was preparing a documentary on sensitive matters of corruption and illegal activities which would have exposed the involvement of top government officials.

It termed the murder of Arshad Sharif a great loss of Pakistani people besides the media, expressing grief and extending condolence with the bereaved family. Chaired by the Speaker, the House unanimously passed The Punjab Women Protection Amendment Bill, enacting laws to prevent women from violence and bring the perpetrators to justice.

 

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