Pakistan

JEHLUM (Web Desk) -Mangla police are still clueless about a man who is believed to have killed British-Pakistani Samia Shahid in Jehlum last week.

According to media reports, police on Thursday questioned Ambreen,  a friend of the deceased Samia Shahid, and also included her in the investigation.

“Police asked Ambreen as to where were Samia’s passport and other documents to which she replied that she was not in her possession”, reports said.

“The authorities also asked Ambreen whether she had received Samia when she arrived in Pakistan from Islamabad, she replied no”, it added.

She also clarified during the course of the investigation that Samia Shahid had married with her own consent.

Samia Shahid, a British citizen of Pakistani origin, was found dead after she returned to Pakistan from England to visit her relatives. Her husband alleged that it was a case of honour killing and that her family had threatened Samia when she had left Pakistan. So far, police have not yet been able to establish whether Samia was murdered for honour or not.

On Wednesday, police had taken into custody Samia’s father, cousin and her first husband for her murder, but released them after the brief interrogation.

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan also took notice of Shahid’s death and ordered an immediate investigation into the matter.

In a statement issued here, he directed the Regional Police Officer (RPO) and District Police Officer (DPO) to probe the matter.

Subsequently, RPO Rawalpindi Wisal Fakhar Sultan Raja along with DPO Jehlum Akbar Mujahid visited the house where Shahid was found dead and the Manglla police station.

In a press statement, the officials said investigations will be carried out on merit.

Meanwhile, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed the recently established Overseas Pakistanis Commission to look into the case.