Criminal investigation

Pakistan’s Interior Minister Rehman Malik claimed that the Taliban gunman who shot Yousafzai had been identified.The shooter is believed to be named Ataullah.Pakistani police had also claimed to have arrested several suspects.
Malik has suggested the possibility that instead of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, some other group may have been responsible for the shooting.However, there were reports through an anonymous source that Hakimullah Mehsud, chief of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, was intercepted on the phone by government intelligence giving instructions to a subordinate, Nadeem Abbas, to attack media organizations in the country. Offices of organizations in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, and other cities were at risk, especially organizations and media personalities who denounced the Taliban’s attack on Yousafzai. Malik reportedly issued orders to increase security near offices in several cities.
The prosecutor in this case, Arif Khattak, claims that a First Information Report (FIR) was submitted to Saidu Sharif police station in Swat under sections 324 and 34 of Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of Anti-Terrorism Act.


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