KARACHI: Parents of Shahzeb Khan – the 20-year-old who was shot dead in Karachi last year – have filed an application in a court, pardoning the murderers, Express News reported on Monday.
On December 25, last year, Shahzeb Khan, 20, was gunned down by Shahrukh Jatoi, who was accompanied by his friends, Siraj and Sajjad Talpur. The young men had a fight after the Talpur’s servant, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, teased Shahzeb’s sister.
An anti-terrorism court had handed death sentences to main accused Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur and life-long jail terms to Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari on June 7.
Today, Shahzeb’s parents – DSP Aurangzeb Khan and Ambreen Aurangzeb – have decided to pardon the culprits in the “name of Allah.” They have further requested for their release.
Court to take up compromise plea
An anti-terrorism appellate bench of the Sindh High Court will take up the compromise plea along with appeals filed by the four convicts against their conviction.
No date for this hearing has been fixed so far.
Course of Shahzeb Khan murder trial
25th Shahzeb Khan gunned down, Shahrukh Jatoi escapes to Dubai two days later
7th Siraj Talpur, Sajjad Talpur, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, remanded to police custody
12th Sikandar Jatoi, the father of Shahrukh Jatoi, remanded to police custody till Jan16
18th Shahrukh Jatoi sent to lock-up. Ossification test ordered
26th ATC considers Shahrukh to be underage and sends him to juvenile jail on judicial remand till Jan 29
30th Shahrukh sent to Central jail. Fresh ossification test ordered
14th FIA files interim charge sheet against Shahrukh for using fraudulent means to escape the country
2nd Prosecutor Shahid Mehmood Arain replaces prosecutor Abdul Maroof
6th ATC dismisses defence plea to transfer trial to a regular court
7th Plea for trial to be held under juvenile law dismissed
9th Witnesses start testifying
17th Lawyer for the complainant objects to Advocate Muzaffar Solangi replacing prosecutor Shahid Mehmood Arain
19th SHC orders replacing controversial prosecutor
20th Law department appoints new prosecutor, Advocate Muntazir Mehdi, on SHC directives
26th Twist in the case as friend, neighbour change statements
2nd Suspect Shahrukh challenges trial under anti-terrorism law; Three suspects allowed better facilities in jail
15th Law department reappoints prosecutor
25th Shahrukh’s plea for transfer of case dismissed; Hearing adjourned due to strike
2nd Nawab Imdad Ali Talpur, suspects’ father, records statement, claims his sons were at home when the killing took place
7th Defence counsel gives up eight witnesses and closes its side
20th ATC given four days to re-examine Shahrukh’s birth records
22nd Ghulam Murtaza Lashari’s lawyer says his client never teased Shahzeb’s sister
30th Lawyers conclude rebuttal arguments
3rd ATC reserves verdict
5th Lower court observes Shahrukh has not come to court for FIA case hearings, orders him to come on June 19
6th SHC turns down plea to bar ATC from announcing verdict
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