The federal government has formed a new Joint Investigation Team (JIT) on the instructions of the Supreme Court on Thursday.
The government has provided new names for the panel after the highest court rejected an Islamabad Police JIT and ordered the formation of an “independent” committee to investigate.
Pakistan’s Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial heads a five-member court investigating the October 23 murder of journalist Arshad Sharif in Kenya.
Kenyan authorities claimed the journalist was slain in a mistaken identification case. Thus the country’s Independent Policing Oversight Authority (IPOA) initiated an investigation.
Sharif fled Pakistan after being charged with treason, citing life threats.
The apex court asked the foreign and interior ministries to respond.
At the start of today’s hearing, the federal government informed the court that a new JIT had been formed with DIG Islamabad Owais Ahmed, Director Cybercrime FIA Waqaruddin Syed, Sajid Kayani from Intelligence Bureau, Murtaza Afzal from Military Intelligence, and Mohammad Aslam from Inter-Services Intelligence.