ISLAMABAD: A fact-finding committee, constituted to investigate the killing of senior journalist Arshad Sharif, believes that the laptop of ARY News anchor was in possession of PTI leader Murad Saeed, ARY News reported on Saturday.
According to details, the fact-finding committee has penned down a letter to Murad Saeed, summoning the PTI leader on November 28 (Monday).
“During the investigation, it has come on record that you are in possession of Apple MacBook of Arshad Sharif,” stated the letter, requesting Murad Saeed to provide the device to ascertain the facts regarding the journalist’s assassination.
“If you have any other evidence, provide it to the probe team along with the MacBook,” the committee wrote to the PTI leader.
The committee also requested Murad Saeed to cooperate with the fact-finding team as they have to submit report to the Human Rights Cell of the Supreme Court (SC).
A two-member fact-finding committee set up by the federal interior ministry to investigate Sharif’s killing had summoned Murad Saeed on November 21. However, he failed to appear before the probe.
Arshad Sharif’s assassination
The senior journalist and former ARY News anchor was killed in Kenyan capital Nairobi on October 23 where he was living in self-exile.
Kenyan police first said that Arshad Sharif was killed in a case of “mistaken identity” but since the seasoned journalist’s post-mortem and his body’s transfer to his home country, several Kenyan news outlets have not only questioned the police’s conduct but have raised questions over the manner in which he was killed.