Slain Pakistani journalist’s widow records statement

September 21st, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) The widow of Pakistani journalist Salim Shahzad who was abducted, tortured and killed has recorded her statement before a panel, a media report said.

Shahzad’s widow said the commission has assured her full security, Geo News reported.

A meeting of the panel was chaired by Justice Saqib Nisar.

The commission will meet again Sep 27 when the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) will submit its reply.

Shahzad, 40, was kidnapped in Islamabad May 29. Two days later, his body, bearing marks of severe torture, was found dumped in a canal in Punjab province.

Shahzad is widely believed to have been picked up by intelligence officials for alleging in an article that terrorists attacked a key naval base in Karachi May 22 after the navy refused to free sailors held for suspected militant links.

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