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Italian parliament speaker lauds slain Pakistani reporter, urges justice


Rome, Dec 4 (IANS/AKI) Italy's lower house of parliament Roberto has said the truth must emerge over the unsolved 2011 murder of Pakistani Saleem Shahzad, whom he called "a brave journalist".

"Had he lived, would be turning 48, but the truth about his death has never been established," told (AKI).

"The circumstances surrounding the murder of such a brave as Saleem must undoubtedly be clarified," stated.

vanished in the Pakistani capital on May 29, 2011 on his way to take part in a TV show. His body was found two days later in a canal near the town of Mandi Bahauddin, about 120 km south of Islamabad, bearing signs of severe torture.

Shahzad, a father of three, worked as a for AKI and was Prior to his killing he had written about alleged links between and the

A government-appointed commission of enquiry in 2012 failed to establish who was responsible for Shahzad's murder.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 00:40 IST