An anti-terrorism court in Karachi on Friday reserved its decision regarding the request made by the Rangers officials to transfer their case to a civil court.
During today’s hearing of the murder case, the lawyer representing the rangers personnel said the rangers were only performing their duty and they could not be called terrorists. Lawyer Shaukat Hayat said the plaintiff and witnesses have not mentioned any terrorist activity in their statements.
Hayat also added that the cameraman who filmed the incident did not mention terrorist activity either.
The Rangers, who are accused of killing Sarfaraz Shah, an innocent boy in Karachi, have been charged under the terrorism act and are facing a trial in an Anti-Terrorism Court.
Prosecutor Mohammad Khan said it had been an individual act of the Rangers and they are responsible for the murder.
The court will give its decision on the request on Saturday.
Nineteen-year-old Sarfaraz Shah was shot by Rangers in the Benazir Bhutto Shaheed Park on June 8. The incident was caught on videotape and broadcast on television channels nationwide.