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Pakistan

Shahzeb Khan murder case: Supreme Court acquits Shahrukh Jatoi, others

  • A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, announces verdict
Published October 18, 2022
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The Supreme Court (SC) acquitted on Tuesday Shahrukh Jatoi as well as other accomplices in Shahzeb Khan's murder case, Aaj News reported.

A three-judge bench, headed by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, heard the case. During the hearing today, their lawyer Latif Khosa said that the formal pardon had already been issued, adding that his clients had no intention to spread terror.

Subsequently, the top court also acquitted Siraj Ali Talpur, Sajjad Ali Talpur, and Murtaza Lashari.

Shahzeb, son of a Deputy Superintendent of Police, was gunned down on the night of December 24, 2012 in Karachi’s Defence Housing Society for picking a fight with one of the suspects’ servants, who had verbally threatened and harassed his sister.

Seven people, including Shahrukh, Siraj, Sajjad, and their employee Lashari, were booked in the murder case.

An Anti-Terrorism Court handed Jatoi and Siraj a death sentence in 2013. The court had handed life sentences to Sajjad and Lashari.

However, in 2017, the complainant side, Shahzeb's parents, had ‘pardoned’ Jatoi, approved by the Sindh High Court (SHC), under the country’s Qisas and Diyat law.

Shahzeb murder case: SC to hear pleas of Shahrukh Jatoi, others on Monday

Despite the pardon, however, the death penalty had been upheld because of the addition of terrorism charges to the case.

The SHC later dropped the charges and ordered a retrial in the case.

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questionnmarkss Oct 18, 2022 01:38pm
F*(&) this system......Only criminals will be left in this country
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Qasim Khwaja Oct 18, 2022 01:50pm
Wonderful, injustice upheld in Pakistan.
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sajid Oct 18, 2022 02:05pm
His father sold out dead body of his son(pardoned the murderer), took the money and settled abroad than what else court could do?!
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amk Oct 18, 2022 03:32pm
teri ghatia smile torny ko dil krta ha. Wait for Allah's justice, that is definite
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Faisal Waheed Oct 18, 2022 04:31pm
This is the big scar on the judiciary system of our country. Decision is showing that law of "Might is right" has prevailed in our country.
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Humayun Oct 18, 2022 04:58pm
@sajid, Shame on you on even contemplating this and being an apologist for the murderers. Dont you know how difficult it is for a weak person relative to Jagirdaars and Wadairas to stand up especially when he has his other family members to protect, dont you remember why this even happened. In these cases it is the responsibility of the state, and especially its judicial arm, to step in and dispense justice not just for that family but to show the whole society that there is rule of law. But unfortunately our great judicial institution through its decisions have shown that they have NO respect for rule of law or the people, they are just sitting there to protect their own interests and play their own power games. And when someone points out their flaws or criticizes them or their decisions they bring forth the contempt of court.
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Dan Oct 18, 2022 08:16pm
@sajid, such harsh words to a family without knowing the background...
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Dan Oct 18, 2022 08:17pm
@Humayun, totally agree with you
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Saad Oct 19, 2022 01:42am
Sajid is obviously as delusional and entitled as Shahrukh Jatoi.
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Raza Oct 19, 2022 03:41am
@sajid, They did forcefully, everyone know the ground reality of corrupt politicians and WADERAY in Sindh.
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Fouzia Oct 19, 2022 06:40am
Judgement is against public interest. Alas judges would have God _ fearing.
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Hussain Naqvi Oct 20, 2022 09:16am
عشق قاتل سے بھی، مقتول سے ہمدردی بھی یہ بتا کس سے محبت کی جزا مانگے گا؟ سجدہ خالق کو بھی، ابلیس سے یارانہ بھی حشر میں کس سے عقیدت کا صلہ مانگے گا؟ (علامہ اقبال)
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