About six months after it was launched, the commission investigating
the murder of journalist
Saleem Shahzad submitted its report to Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on
Tuesday. In the past, the government has not released results of such
investigations into the deaths of journalists, but there might be an exception
this time. There are early media leaks of its content: The Express Tribune's bylined story is "No
culprit named in Saleem Shahzad report," and Dawn's story ("Posted by a reporter," the byline says) is here.
Dawn echoes The Express Tribune's headline a bit further down in its
posting: "According to sources, the
commission has stopped short of fixing responsibility for the journalist`s
killing." But with no names named, the government might find it politically
viable to make the report public.