The Supreme Court on Monday directed the government to form a judicial commission to probe the killing of journalist Saleem Shahzad and remarked that no more delay in formation of the commission would be accepted. A two-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the petition filed for the formation of high-powered commission to probe the murder of Saleem Shahzad. The CJ said that everything should not come to the court as the government need to do its job, adding that the government letters bearing the names of the judges proposed to be the commission members had been received by the court. In our opinion, the government should be allowed to do its job, the chief justice remarked. He said that the injustices against journalists should be stopped; adding that another incident of torture of journalist has been reported in Islamabad. The chief justice said that the both the commissions, on Abbottabad and Saleem Shahzad, would work under the Supreme Court judges. Advocate Munir A Malik and President Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) Asma Jahangir argued in the court that high-powered commission to probe the case should be formed with expanding scope of commission and also asked the court to made reports of the commission public. Asma Jahangir said that mobile phone record of Saleem Shahzad had not been recovered and asked the court not to confine the commission to the investigation of Shahzads killing. Munir said that violation of basic human rights has been committed in the country and asked the court to enhance scope of the commission. Government lawyer Babar Awan and attorney general told the court that the government wanted a transparent inquiry into the incidents and has no reservations over widening scope of the commission. The chief justice said that the court would announce head of the commission after the court hearing, which would be set up to investigate Shahzads killing. However, he said that the rest of the members would be appointed by the government and said that remaining members should be of same status as those of judiciary judges. The chief justice said that scope of the commission would be enhanced while it would not be given much time to prepare the investigation report as both the parties in the case have no objection over enhancing scope of the commission. He said the commission should also take the reservations of the journalists into consideration. Justice Iftikhar said, We also want that every matter should not come to the court and the government should also perform within its perimeters. IG Punjab Police and IG Islamabad both attended proceedings of the case and submitted investigation reports of Shahzads killing. Earlier, the court had ordered the submission of the entire record of investigations into Shahzads killing and asked the government functionaries concerned to explain their position on a petition moved by the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFUJ) seeking appointment of a high-powered judicial commission to investigate the case. On June 17, a bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Pervez and Justice Amir Hani Muslim took up the petition filed by the SCBA president Asma Jahangir on behalf of the PFUJ and asked the secretaries of interior, information and law to submit comments and answer the questions raised in the petition. A commission set up earlier by the government to investigate Saleem Shahzads killing was mired in controversy, similar to the one which had erupted after the formation of committee on the covert US attack on Abbottabad.