ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has taken notice of the murder of a journalist in Sialkot and asked Punjab IG to submit a report within 24 hours.
The notice was taken on a plea submitted in Supreme Court’s human rights cell by the journalists on Wednesday.
Zeeshan Butt, a reporter for Urdu daily Nawa-i-Waqt was allegedly gunned down by a PML-N UC chairman Imran Cheema a week ago in union council Begowala.
According to an audio recording that appeared on TV channels after his murder, Zeeshan called Hina Arshad Warraich, district council chairperson and told her that he had come to the Begowala union council to seek details of newly imposed taxes on shopkeepers but UC Chairman Imran Aslam Cheema wanted to kill him.
Muhammad Ashraf Butt, Zeeshan’s father told reporters that the police had taken his son’s mobile phone into their custody.
He said phone call records revealed that Zeeshan first called Emergency 15 and sought police’s help to save his life from Cheema, who was threatening him.
Story first published: 4th April 2018