The commission summoned 16 prominent personalities from the media and human rights organisations for recording their statements in the Saleem Shazad murder case. – AP File Photo

LAHORE: The Saleem Shahzad murder commission has directed ministry of interior to present the email data of the deceased journalist, while the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has already asked two mobile companies for the complete data of mobile calls of Saleem Shahzad. The commission has also summoned 16 prominent figures for recording their statements.

This was stated by Federal Secretary Information and Broadcasting Timur Azmat Usman after the meeting. The commission sat on Wednesday at the Supreme Court Registry, while Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, senior judge of the Supreme Court, chaired the meeting.

The commission members Chief Justice of Federal Shariat Court Agha Rafique, IGP Islamabad Binyamin, IGP Punjab Javed Iqbal and Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) President Pervez Shoukat were also present on the occasion.

Federal secretary for information told reporters that it was the second meeting of the Saleem Shahzad murder commission.

Timur Azmat Usman said the commission has summoned 16 prominent personalities from the media and human rights organisations for recording their statements.

The personalities who were summoned included Hamid Mir, Hameed Haroon, Zahar Shah, Imtiaz Alam, Zahid Hussain, Umar Cheema, Najam Sethi, Irtaza Sheikh, Nasim Zahra, Ali Dayan, Matiullah Jan, Talat Hussain, CR Shamsi, Ibsar Alam and Zafar Sheikh.

"The legal process has started and we will try to reach the facts, while the police investigation is also in progress and the inquiry is being conducted independently, the secretary information added.

The third meeting of the commission will be held in Islamabad on July 9, 2011.  PFUJ  President Shoukat Pervez told reporters that the PFUJ has presented ten names who wanted to give their statements in the Saleem Shahzad murder case.

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