CJP approves 3-member commission to probe attack on Hamid Mir

Rs10 million reward had also been announced for those who will help identify the attackers.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News/Agencies) - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani has formed a three-member to probe into attack on senior anchor and journalist Hamid Mir.

The three judges approved for the commission are Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Iqbal Hameedur Rahman and Justice Ejaz Afzal.

On Sunday, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced to form a judicial commission which would probe the attack on Hamid Mir. Nawaz Sharif also announced ten million rupees prize for those who will help identify or provide any lead to get to the attackers of Hamid Mir.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif also made a telephone call to brother of Hamid Mir and inquired about the health of his brother.

The Prime Minister prayed for early recovery of Hamid Mir. He assured an independent inquiry into the incident.

Unknown gunmen on motorbikes opened fire at a prominent Pakistani television anchor on a busy road in the southern port city of Karachi on Saturday, officials said.

Hamid Mir, who hosts a popular talk show on a private news channel, was travelling to his office from the airport when his car came under attack, senior police official Peer Muhammad Shah told AFP.

"Four gunmen riding on motorbikes started firing at the car near Karsaz (east of the city) when Mir s car was passing through, he received three bullets in the lower parts of his body," Shah said.

Karachi police chief Shahid Hayat confirmed the incident.

"Hamid Mir has received three bullets but the doctors told me that he is out of danger," Hayat told AFP.