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Court: Judicial Commission on Lal Masjid operation starts probe

ISLAMABAD: A one-man judicial commission constituted by the Supreme Court to investigate the Lal Masjid operation formally started its investigation on Wednesday at its Secretariat Federal Shariat Court.

The commission has asked everyone who wants to provide evidence or get his statement recorded to get his name registered with it commission till December 26. On the first day, no one got registration. The commission comprising senior judge of the Federal Shariat Court, Justice Shahzado Shaikh will present its findings before the Supreme Court within 45 days.

Inspection team member of Islamabad High Court IHC Syed Muzaffar Ali Shah and Additional District and Sessions Judge Islamabad Kamran Basharat have been nominated as commission’s secretary and additional secretary respectively.

The commission was formed and tasked by the Supreme Court on December 4 to ascertain the reasons which led to the Lal Masjid operation along with the number of deaths which took place during the operation. It will also ascertain whether the dead bodies were handed over and compensation was paid to the legal heirs. The commission was asked to furnish its report with the apex court in 45 days.

While constituting the commission during hearing of the Lal Masjid operations case, the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry had noted that the investigating agencies had failed to prove that the people killed during the operation were terrorists.


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