Shahzeb Khan murder: Top court rejects Shahrukh Jatoi's review petition

Published: March 5, 2018
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Prime Accused Shahrukh Jatoi
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Prime Accused Shahrukh Jatoi PHOTO: SCREENGRAB

ISLAMABAD: The top court on Monday, rejected the review petition filed by Shahrukh Jatoi and others against its earlier order regarding the arrests of the accused in the 2012 Shahzeb Khan murder case.

Latif Khosa, counsel for Jatoi, submitted that the Supreme Court (SC) has “completely destroyed” his case by reverting the matter back to the Sindh High Court (SHC). “Why have I been victimised as I remained in death cell for five years and now again you sent me there,” Khosa argued.

The counsel contended that there is not a single order wherein the apex court had set aside high court order in exercising jurisdiction of the suo motu. He further stated that no judge of Sindh High Court (SHC) will give him relief.

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“You have sealed my client’s fate,” Khosa added. However, the Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar said how the SHC could go against the SC’s 2013 order in the case. Justice Asif Khosa said, “The Constitution is an empty vessel and judges pour meanings in them.”

The bench categorically rejected the review petition filed by Shahrukh Jatoi and others.

On February 1, the SC ordered arrest of Shahrukh Jatoi and two co-accused in the Shahzeb murder case after setting aside their acquittal by a trial court and removal of anti-terrorism charges by the Sindh High Court.

Following the hearing, the accused were taken into custody by the Islamabad police after the verdict was read out by CJP Nisar.

Interestingly, the three-judge special bench, headed by the CJP and comprising Justice Asif Saeed Khosa and Justice Maqbool Baqir also converted the case into a suo motu.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Mo
    Mar 5, 2018 - 3:33PM

    Very unfair treatment of Shah rukh Jatoi. Raymond Davis can take advantage of Islamic laws of Qisas but this fellow can’t?Recommend

  • Manzoor Ahmed
    Mar 5, 2018 - 4:04PM

    Shahrukh jatoi is a criminal and terrorist who killed in cold blood and should be tried in terrorist court for his crimes. Capital punishment is the best relief that should be given to him and his accomplices.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Mar 5, 2018 - 7:22PM

    Good work CJP!Recommend

  • Tak
    Mar 6, 2018 - 9:23AM

    Finally. Glad justice is prevailing in this case
    . Hats off to the cjp. Pls also take action against the shc judge who released shahruk jatio and removed him from atc. Pls investigate Recommend

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