1-Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani of Islamabad High Court ordered Ramna police station Islamabad to register FIR against journalist Hamid Mir and Usman Punjabi for the kidnapping and murder of former ISI official Khalid Khawaja on November 1st 2017.Khalid Kawaja was kidnapped along with Colonel Retd Immam and a British journalist Asad Qureshi in March 2010.Khalid Khawaja and Col Immam were murdered while Asad Qureshi and his driver Rustam were mysteriously released by Taliban.This order of IHC was issued on the application of Shamama Khawaja who is the widow of late Khalid Khawaja.
2-It is important to note that Osama Khalid son of late Khalid Khawaja filed an application against Hamid Mir in May 2010 in Shalimar police station Islamabad and alleged that Hamid Mir trapped his father and he travelled to North Waziristan on March 24th 2010 with Colonel Immam and Asad Qureshi.He also accepted in his application that he himself was in contact with Usman Punjabi who later on killed his father.
Osama Khalid provided an audio tape to police and claimed that it was a telephonic conversation between Hamid Mir and Usman Punjabi and Mir instructed Usman to kill his father.Islamabad police conducted an investigation and found that Khalid Khawaja travelled to North Waziristan on his own and Hamid Mir never asked anyone to kill Khalid Khawaja.It was not clear that who recorded that telephonic conversation.
Hamid Mir said it was a concocted tape.FIR was not registered against Hamid Mir.Osama Khalid filed application in Session Court Islamabad against Hamid Mir but his application was dismissed on June 12th 2010.Later he filed application in LHC Rawalpindi Bench but his application was disposed.
3-Widow of Khalid Khawaja filed a new application in Islamabad High Court in 2017 and claimed that Hamid Mir kidnapped his husband from Islamabad in March 2010 and killed him in North Waziristan.Her son claimed 7 years ago that Hamid Mir encouraged his father to travel North Waziristan.His mother never mentioned that Colonel Immam and Asad Qureshi also travelled with her husband.
4-Shamama Khawaja wrote a book sometime back and claimed that Osama bin Laden gave money to Nawaz Sharif in the presence of her husband.She also claimed in her book “Shaeed e Aman ” that her husband went to North Waziristan on a peace mission.She wrote on page 91 of her book that Khalid Khawaja called her from Kohat on March 26th 2010 and informed that he was well .She never mentioned in her book that he was kidnapped by Hamid Mir.
Now she is claiming that Hamid Mir kidnapped her husband.Why she never wrote these details in her book?Why her stance is different from the application of her son in 2010?Why the family of late Colonel Immam never made any allegation against Hamid Mir?How British journalist Asad Qureshi was released by TTP?
Why he never said that he was also trapped or kidnapped by Hamid Mir?It is not a secret that some intelligence agencies were angry with Hamid Mir for his stance about missing persons and Khalid Khawaja murder case was used to blackmail Hamid Mir in 2010.Hamid Mir is again facing the same old charges after 7 years.This time he is not aware who is after him and who is trying to blackmail whole journalist community?It is also interesting that why Islamabad police never explained the old facts about this case in IHC?