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Pakistani police arrest journalist for allegedly contributing to son’s crime

ISLAMABAD — Pakistani police have arrested a veteran journalist for his alleged involvement in the brutal death of his new wife by his son in their suburban home, police said on Sunday.

Police officer Mohammad Faizan said Ayaz Amir, a well-known television columnist and political analyst in Pakistan, appeared in a court in the capital Islamabad on Sunday accused of helping his son.

Police were due to question him for his role in the death of Sara Inam, 37, who married Amir’s son Shahnawaz four months ago.

Inam was reportedly killed by Shahnawaz at the couple’s home on Friday after an argument over a family issue. Shahnawaz was arrested and police say he confessed to repeatedly hitting his wife with a barbell and then later trying to hide her body in a bathtub.

Pakistan has a poor record on freedom of expression and several journalists have been attacked and detained by police in recent months.

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