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Interpol red notice over journalist’s killing

RAWALPINDI: Interpol has issued a red notice against a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz UC chairman for allegedly killing a journalist in Sialkot.

Sources said the Federal Investigation Agency had sought Interpol’s help to arrest Imran Cheema aka Mani, chairman of the Begowal Union Council, wanted by the Sialkot police in connection with the murder of Zeeshan Butt, a reporter of an Urdu newspaper. They said the suspect had left for Dubai after killing the journalist in Sambrial tehsil of Sialkot in March this year.

Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar had taken suo motu notice of the killing and directed Punjab IG Arif Nawaz to submit a progress report on the matter within 10 days.

Three suspects have been arrested by the police in connection with the murder.—Mohammad Asghar