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Senate functional committee rejects German govt inquiry report on Aamir Cheema case

26 January, 2007

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ISLAMABAD: Senate functional committee for human rights has rejected investigation report on the death of one Aamir Cheema who was killed in Germany and directed interior ministry and foreign ministry to present comprehensive report in this respect within a month.

Senate functional committee met here Thursday under its chairman Senator S M Zafar in parliament house.

Committee deliberated over the investigation report worked out by German government on the causes leading to the killing of Aamir Cheema in Germany. The majority of the members of committee expressed their mistrust over the report saying the report does not cover several dimensions of the incident and German government has not given clear replies to several questions raised by the government of Pakistan.

Opposition leader Raza Rabbani said it looked as if German investigation agencies had not cooperated with Pakistani investigation agencies nor the relevant information had been provided to them. Therefore, the investigation into incident could not be carried out in real sense.

Expressing non confidence over the report prepared by German government, the committee rejected it saying that interior ministry and foreign ministry should take forward the investigation process in real sense in order to ascertain the facts. They should collect more information about the case through their own sources so that the factual position could come out before the people.

Home secretary Kamal Shah said informed the committee about investigation made by FIA and report evolved by German government in Aamir Cheema case.

Professor Khurshid Ahmad, Dr Saad Raza Rabbani and other senators attended the meeting.

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