Hamid Mir appears before panel probing attack on him

Senior Pakistani TV journalist Hamid Mir, confined to a wheelchair after surviving an assassination attempt, on Friday recorded his statement before a judicial commission probing the attack on him. 

The three-member probe panel, constituted by the Supreme Court to investigate the attack, held its proceedings at the Supreme Court’s Karachi registry. 

The inquiry commission headed by Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali and comprising Justice Ejaz Afzal Khan and Justice Iqbal Hameed ur Rehman conducted the judicial proceeding in a closed room where Hamid Mir appeared on a wheelchair and recorded his statement.  

The commission comprising three Supreme Court judges was formed last week to probe the attack on Mir. The commission has three weeks to submit its report. A reward of Rs 1 crore has been announced for those who help identify the attackers. 

Mir, 47, came to the court under heavy security arrangements. He has already been shifted out of the hospital to an undisclosed location due to ‘security threats’. 

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