Murdered in cold blood: For Sindh's feudals, Karachi lives come cheap

Published: December 27, 2012
Despite the fact that Shahzeb’s father himself is a police officer, there is little the police have done so far to catch the murderers. PHOTO: FILE

Despite the fact that Shahzeb’s father himself is a police officer, there is little the police have done so far to catch the murderers. PHOTO: FILE


Shahzeb Khan didn’t even get time to change the clothes he wore to his sister’s valima. He was in his dark grey dress shirt and trousers when four 9mm bullets pierced through his car – a gleaming blue Swift which was an early birthday gift from his parents, and entered his body, eventually killing this popular 20 year old.

The car which had somersaulted after the shooting near Mubarak Masjid in Karachi’s upmarket Defence area on Tuesday morning, now stands silent opposite the Darakhshan Police Station, a sad reminder of what the spoilt young sons of feudal landlords can do if they or their friends are challenged.

Ironically, Shahzeb Khan, the only son of his parents, was shot dead because of a small argument. He and his sister had just returned to their home in the Country Club Apartments from the wedding when a servant living in the building teased his sister. Shahzeb raised his voice against the harassment. But this did not sink in well with the harasser’s master, one Nawab Siraj Talpur. A fight broke out soon after, but Shahzeb’s father, DSP Aurangzeb, jumped in and quickly resolved the dispute, and the two men left on a good note.

Everything seemed normal. Soon after, Shahzeb decided to have tea with his friends. But the feud wasn’t over in Talpur’s mind till then. As an oblivious Shahzeb drove in his car near Mubarak Masjid, Talpur and his friend Shahrukh Jatoi followed him, along with Jatoi’s armed guards. Police say that in an act of cold-bloodedness, they then allegedly fired four bullets into Shahzeb’s car, leaving him severely injured, and eventually dead.

Soon enough after the incident, the two criminals and their families conveniently escaped to Sukkur. Despite the fact that Shahzeb’s father himself is a police officer, there is little the police have done so far to catch the murderers.

The devastated father of the young victim, Aurangzeb, clad in mourning black clothes, said taking lives in the city had become so easy for people who have strong political backgrounds and power.  “I had settled the dispute. Then why was my son killed like this. This is the brutal reign of the feudals. They don’t spare anyone.”

FIR 519 under murder case 302 has been registered at the Darakhshan Police Station against the two accused and their guards. Initially, the family had a hard time registering the case owing to political pressure coming from other end. However, Investigation officer Murtaza told The Express Tribune that a joint team under SI Chaudhry Nafees had been formed to look into the case. Some say this is a mere formality and nothing will come of this.

“We have requested the FIA to put the names of the accused on the ECL.” The officer said that such open use of arms across the city had become common. “For students and young adults, carrying guns has become a trend. Fights break out and the first thing children do is take out guns on one another. Parliamentarians and influentials travel in the city with their guards pointing guns at others and no one can do anything. Their children do the same.”

The tragic death of this media sciences student at Greenwich University sent shockwaves.  Loved ones who remember Shahzeb for his cute smile, created a page “In Memory of Shahzeb Khan” to seek justice for the act. In just thirteen hours since the page was created, 2,500 people had joined, with dozens leaving messages of ‘I’ll miss your smile, RIP and you were a real soldier, you stood up for the wronged.”

Close university friend Saad Jan, who had just arrived from visiting his friend’s grave said that Shahzeb was the person who would always stand up for others. Another friend, Fahad Wakeel said that he was always remembered for his good nature.

Shahzeb’s uncle, Jahanzaib said: “For him everything ended with a smile. Even when he was leaving from the valima, and I saw him for the last time, he smiled and joked with my daughters and went away, leaving us forever.”

The police suspect that the boys aged 20 or 23, are on their way to Sukkur. So far two people, alleged to be Jatoi’s guards, have been arrested. But even the police are now taking sides. SSP Investigation Faizullah Karejo said that the boys knew each other and were in a fight from before. “The parents had to intervene and everything was settled,” he said. “However, the boys started to fight again and Jatoi shot Shahzeb four times as he sat in his car to go to a friend’s house.”  He added that Jatoi was in the city for winter break and is studying in Malaysia.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 27th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (217)

  • Chimichanga
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:15AM

    Sad indeed. Can we personalize the death of people dying all over Pakistan too from target killing and drone strikes too or is it reserved for our upper classes?


  • Sindh_voice
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:57AM

    Title is derogatory and report is unfair. ET should take notice of it. Instead of putting two parties in focus, and report facts, here it seems an effort to put blame on whole Sindh and all Feudals. Good and bad people are every, you cant generalize to whole community. This is not reporting but hate campaign. Many Sindhis has been killed in recent days, but no one put it as blame as Sindhi lives come cheap in Karachi?? My humble request is that ET should correct it please.


  • Shahid
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:37AM

    Feudal need to be caught and hanged. Such a shame that we are still ruled by feudals. Can the anti-feudal parties and civil society raise a voice for this poor boy?


  • Helix
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:56AM

    The sight of blood does not faze Pakistanis. It causes almost no revulsion in a society so used to seeing blood spilled every single day. Even a simple argument can turn deadly with no repercussions.


  • Rafi
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:59AM

    Raise the law so that it applies to everyone without fear or favour.
    This is the only solution to all our problems.


  • B+
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:09AM

    Everyone in Pakistan wants to prove that he is more bharambaz then anyone else…Recommend

  • Masood Khan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:02AM

    Why to bring in drone attacks; the terrorists who are hiding in tribal areas are responsible for drone attacks. As govt’ writ doesn’t exist over there, that’why drones are an evil necessity.Recommend

  • QB
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:07AM

    If this is true than no less then public hanging for this beast.


  • chimgaadarr
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:16AM

    … Supreme Court? … Suo Moto? … against this Culture of Impunity …


  • make an example
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:33AM

    This brutal act must not go unpunished and while we are at it, why don’t we deweaponize Pakistan.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 8:36AM

    An act of arrogance and greed. This is an embodiment of the vile mentality of people ruling the country. They obviously do not consider a human as a human, but a mongrel, and continue to have unrestricted freedom from the law.
    Getting backed up by guards, killing in cold blood, and then escaping to Sukkar is what they do to avoid arrest.
    May Allah Almighty rest Shahzeb Khan in peace and Paradise. Salams


  • Pakistani
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:42AM

    Chimichanga, people like you are pathetic, someone died and you have to put in a senseless unrelated comment. A human life was lost and that is a tragedy. This article is not about drone attacks or other target killings so don’t drag that in here.
    What have you done for people who are dying in target killing and drone attacks?


  • Aamer Khawaja
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:48AM

    Is this the thousands of years old sindhi culture and civilization that sindhi’s boast about all the time. Then its sick and this civilization and its culture should be destroyed


  • USMAN786
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:50AM

    Sad. Police officers playing in the hands of feudal and politicians must have realised now.


  • Taj
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:57AM

    Both killers should be arrested immediately, if due to political influence police is facing problem then this is the right case where CJ should take notice and give justice to parents of young man. ET please keep us aware of the developments in the case, this way we all can pressurize police to take action against the culprits.


  • Karachitite
    Dec 27, 2012 - 9:21AM

    It is very sad that this young man lost his life and the pain for his family must be terrible. from what I’ve read in the media I thought “feudals” lived in fortress like houses with 20ft high walls and barbed wire. I didn’t know they live in flats… does the country club apartment complex have a separate building or area for them to keep their private jails and personal armies?


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 9:39AM

    Really sad. Even the DSP’s family is not safe in the city, what is to be expected for the powerless people?


  • Question
    Dec 27, 2012 - 9:45AM

    The fact that ET runs this story on top of its website only shows that how exclusive, cut-off, and oblivious our media is getting everyday and especially ET..


  • RizwanTKhan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 9:54AM

    And still people want to vote for PPP, MQM, PML-N etc. How many lives we have to lose to awake us and stop voting for these vultures. If we want a change, life security, development, then we have to get rid of these barbarians, or else, keep losing your sons/fathers and witness the rapes of sisters/mothers.


  • Asif Soomro
    Dec 27, 2012 - 9:57AM

    The matter seems so simple, but it is not so simple indeed, he was son of a police wala, and the sons of police walas are not so naive to tolerate the such matters so simply. needs a proper investigation, but ultimately it should not lead to murder.Recommend

  • AA
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:01AM

    Arrest the killer and hang him in public


  • AK
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:01AM

    so sad.


  • Mirza
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:10AM

    This is what we call “the land of pure”.Recommend

  • Zulfiqar Mughal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:18AM

    Very sad indeed, it is even more sad that these culprits will never be caught because of the system we have !
    Allah will give justice to Shahzeb, InshAllah !


  • samir
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:19AM

    @ karachite The culprits didnt use to live at country club they use to live in a bunglow near country club this boy shahzeb used to live in country club.The culprits use to sit at the parking of country club where they use to drink


  • ahmed mian
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:22AM

    “democracy by feudals is the best revenge”


  • M
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:28AM

    Must talk of every incident eventually lead to comparisons with drone strikes? Every death is tragic.While no one is denying the cruelty associated with drone strikes, they shouldn’t make individual incidents of crime matter any less.
    Should we stop paying attention to the murders and brutality that happen throughout the country and let criminals roam free, because a foreign country is is bombing regions that our locals have no control over?

    And finally, if you want personalised reports of drone/target killing victims, why don’t you make arrangements to personally report them? Someone has to do it.
    Target killing and genocide is bad. But we cannot desensitize ourselves to individual crime events over it.


  • Sab33N
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:29AM

    Ever since this governemnt took charge, these fuedals have started considering themselves Gods .. They roam around the city as if they own each and every one of us .. My father in law witnessed harrasment when he tried to confront a fuedal and some of his security guards; when they smashed into his standing car on a red light .. the security guard pointed a gun at my old father in law and told him to leave quitely if he wanted to live .. Same thing happend to me near Gizri when one of the seucity guards sitting on a four wheeler having tinted windows starting abusing me because I wouldnt let them through .. This is sindh and sindhi culture for you .. sigh .. Every single time PPP comes into power one way or the other, these fuedals come out and run riots & havoc around the city Recommend

  • Karachitite
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:42AM

    I remember a couple of years back the son of a famous jeweller was drunk and followed a “feudal” home from a party and shot the “feudal’s” gatekeeper and brother…. and then escaped… but not to sukkar… the jeweller’s son escaped to Dubai….


  • Zalim singh
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:42AM

    looks fake to me.


  • blah
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:44AM

    @Karachitite: don’t be so naive, we all know they have flats and other such places apart from their big houses and fortresses for their various “other” activities which they prefer to keep out of their “prestigious and honorable” family homes


  • MAD
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:46AM

    This problem has been compounded since 2008. A driver yelled at me near Bilawal house cause i was being cautious on a U turn in heavy traffic. This was 2008. Since then all sorts of large 4×4 vehicles plod along our streets with little regard to traffic rules, have heard stories about other drivers being beaten up for being slow or for just looking at one of these “royal princes” A sad state of affairs here on our streets.


  • Umair
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:59AM

    The sardar of Jatois ” Ibrahim Jataoi” just live in fromt of Country Club Appartments, now how he will pressurise Shazaib’s Parents we all know.

    RIP Shazeb God bless you.


  • Sufi
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:00AM

    Even the indians that we hate for all the wrong reasons are better human beings than us. The entire nation came out for a helpless girl who was raped recently. Cant we protest against this? How long is this nation going to sleep over injustice. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS BEFORE ITS TOO LATE.


  • Aahjiz BayNawa
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:01AM

    Again, we witness another killing by feudal “lords!” When would we ever realize that feudal “aristocrats” and feudalism are real problems that must be gotten rid of? Who is going to bell the cat? How?


  • ManofSteel!
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:11AM

    the best we can do, or maybe the first thing the one close to the murderer should do is socially boycott him – and if he’s gutsy enough hand him over to the police!


  • usman
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:14AM

    Would this article be even printed if the victim was not the son of DSP. The same DSP would not have registered the FIR if it was some common man’s son.


  • Hassan Tariq
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:14AM

    There is no place for feudal lords in pakistan Period


  • Anum
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:22AM

    A few days back armed men entered the trauma centre of JPMC and shot down an injured man in the hospital. It is not my point whether the shot man had any political affiliations or not, my point is just that it sends chills down my back when I saw the fearless look of the assailant who had shot down the man, and that too in a hospital. I don’t think the assailants would have any fear in shooting anyone, even common people, if they had come out to help the person being shot. And that is what the root the problem is in Karachi, no person has any fear of being caught by the police, and getting justice for the dozens killed every day has become a far fetched dream.

    Where will it all end to? Do the government or politicians care?


  • Truth teller
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:25AM

    You have manipulated and left out lot of fact that i had garnered from the eye witnesses.manipulative,deceptive media content


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 11:26AM

    ET you have a social responsibility to follow up on this story and ensure action is taken against the culprits.


  • Zain
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:27AM

    the criminal feudal wadera will not be harmed as the feudals rule this country especially sindh and they consider karachi as their occupied land


  • sick of this nonsense
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:33AM

    I condemn this act but what do you mean Sindh feudals? Doesnt Karachi fall in Sindh? Why the hate campaign against Sindhis. I agree that the “wadairas” have completely lost it but please dont derogate the whole community. Its like calling all muslims terrorists.


  • bilal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:39AM

    i knew shahzeb from couple of years amazing personality. it’s been few days that he left us but still we can’t believe that he is no more between us, during this government era they have enlightened the fire by giving the Sindhi feudalism powers and weapons to take anyone life without realizing how their family will suffer. We will continue to protest unless the culprits are hanged and justice is provided to shahzeb family and friends.


  • osama
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:41AM

    tribune..the title is very, very troubling. please change it..
    why put in the karachi vs sindhi color..this is very, very irresponsible.
    tribune is being managed by amateurs


  • aam aadmi
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:43AM

    The feudal sympathizers must help in finding the culprits and getting them caught. And do something so that these gun carrying trigger happy SOBs can learn to control the misuse of their daddies power and position.


  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:46AM

    Very sad but the murderers are never gonna be arrested!!!! Mark my words!


  • Shahid Ashraf
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:46AM

    All deaths are not numbers or statistics but humans. I agree. But it’s not possible to personalise each and every death when the number of people dying is so high. It’s sad but my point here is don’t make such demands. It has to start from somewhere and some incidents become a point of change. Like Malala, Bilour or may be Shahzeb.


  • Ali Ahmed
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:54AM

    They are feudal, it’s their right to do this, what do you guys think it will lead anywhere? If you don’t remember DHA Karachi has the highest number of Rape-cases registered in the city and all ever pointed out were from feudal backgrounds (remember corolla case? Recent incident happened near mohatta palace another feudal son, do you even know about this, no because it was never reported or registered).
    Whether it’s the dignity of your sisters or the life of yours nothing matters and facts prove that what I am saying is true.


  • AA
    Dec 27, 2012 - 11:59AM

    During the Ottoman Era before Suleman the Magnificent the ruler at that time had a son. He once had a friendly dual with a jew opponent. He lost to the jew opponent, but the shame did not hold him back and knowing that his father was the ruler of the ottoman empire, he didn’t hesitate and killed the jew opponent. His father learned of this and himself ordered that his son be beheaded in the same manner. After that he was severely grieved that he himself died and so did his wife. The moral of this real story is justice even if it be against your own. We are all humans and then muslims its so easy to take life that i’m ashamed of what we have done to this country. Up to the seventies and early eighties it was thriving and developing and has been going in negative growth ever since.

    We have lost all forms of humanity. Capital punishment should be carried out against the killers.


  • MAD
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:05PM

    @Zalim singh:

    here. a link to the memorial page.
    So you still think its fake?


  • Aahjiz BayNawa
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:07PM

    @Hassan Tariq:
    What do you mean? Feudals own Pakistan, period.Recommend

  • Khalq e Khuda
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:08PM

    It is mind blowing that though extremely tragic Express Tribune blankets everything in racist tone. Feudalist mind set of Sindh is indeed problem however, the usage of Sindhi feudal is laced with a racist Sindhi-Muhajir streak.

    Let me tell you dear reporter, that for the feudal in Sindh. the Sindhi life comes just as cheap but that wouldn’t make it to the fornt of Express Tribune.

    Ps: Nothing should mislead anyone that the culprits need to be protected on any count.


  • Bilal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:11PM

    What a cheap piece of Journalism. The person who wrote this article seems to have made up his mind about who is innocent and who is the culprit before the judge did it. Only facts should have been presented instead of a judgement.
    Just as Feudals treat life of others as if it doesnt matter, in Pakistan sons of Police officers do the same! Its a case of the kettle calling the pot black.


  • Aahjiz BayNawa
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:20PM

    Needs citation!


  • omz
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:21PM

    catch them, and chop them up limb by limb, bone by bone in a public execution. Public executions is the only way this country will learn. Murderers and terrorists alike should be executed publicly, in the most gruesome and painful way possible. Their screams should be audible and amplified by loud speakers. This is what this country deserves.


  • Hafsa
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:23PM

    This is an extreme shock…!! And, so disturbing…!!
    We talk about de-weaponizing the state but things have now moved beyond this argument…!!
    I guess weapons should now be available to each and everyone now..!! For the fact that the person who is coward enough to shoot you, will then have fire to get shot down too.
    For Shahzeb…
    I would just say that may you get high levels in Jannah and your murderers might not be guilty here but there, in the next world..they will surely be punished.
    May his parents especially her mother can bear this huge loss.


  • Aahjiz BayNawa
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:26PM

    @Khalq e Khuda:
    You are right not only for Sindhi feudals Sindhi lives come cheap but for feudals anywhere in Pakistan lives and honor come cheap.


  • Muhammad Adnan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:26PM

    Dear I personally have witnessed such violations/behaviour 2-3 times on the roads of karachi & also in rural sindh. This behaviour of them is very condemnable


  • Lazarus
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:31PM

    A great friend lost for raising his voice for Injustice, Anybody would have done that if someone did with that his own sister. I can still remember the school memories my bro. May your soul REST IN PEACE and the people who have done this to you shall suffer from Azaab e Ilahi


  • Samina Azhar
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:43PM

    For ALL Feudals – ALL lives come cheap…. that is Feudalism 101


  • Amiruddin
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:45PM

    @Masood Khan: Drone? what they have to do it it? Seems you had weeds in breakfast?


  • Flipside
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:48PM

    This kid was from my university and was a good kid, what has happened is a shame and people need to be held accountable for this and these fuedals need to learn a lesson once and for all.


  • Mubashrah
    Dec 27, 2012 - 12:53PM

    this is brutal!
    murderers should be punished ;devoid of belonging from the political backgrounds!


  • bilal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:16PM

    the government is sleeping from so many years why don’t the quit when they can’t handle the situation.


  • Anonymous
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:19PM

    what a sad end to a beautiful life because of guns and arrogenceRecommend

  • Saim Baig
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:21PM

    Very sad incident!! Shows the intolerant feudal mindset.


  • PakArmySoldier
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:28PM

    We need someone like V for Vendetta to take each of these people out. There are right-wing reactionaries and I think there is high-time for left-wing militias to weed out these people.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 1:35PM


    This shows the mindset of feudals, they think they own everything and everyone just like their lands.


  • Farhan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:39PM

    A very intolerant society with little regard to life. Ignorance now permeates our homes where parents too are losing moral ground. Sad for all but saddest for those who lose loved ones.


  • Akbar Baloch
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:42PM

    RIP brother…
    but what about the others being targeted everyday and media only shows only the quantity killed toady and yesterday coz they r not living in dha or nt a police officer’s son
    Can we personalize the death of people dying all over Pakistan too from target killing and drone strikes too or is it reserved for our upper classes?
    Think of it


  • Motasim Ahmed
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:43PM

    For God sake ” hang them in Public ” or NUKE us for lasting silence.


  • Asad
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:48PM

    We badly need to push for capital punishment in all murder cases for a decade. This will straighten up the mess of lawlessness and structurally revamp the fear of law in people’s minds.


  • Zee
    Dec 27, 2012 - 1:55PM

    May mothers and sisters of shahrukh jatoi and that talpur kid feel the same way soon like shahzebs mother sisters n family did. May they get killed even brutally. They think they have become gods but their loved ones will be taken away in a worse manner. And to all those who are saying that its fake. Get your facts right before writing insensitive comments or just dont comment at all. And to all those who are getting offended by title of the article then pls know this act was done by sindhi feudals. If u are such a nice sindhi why dont you then go help shahazebs family in finding the murderers and prove it that all sindhis arent alikr. M a SINDHI too. And at every given point how we all sindhis like to bribe the system we all know it. So ashamed. And also to those who saying there should be investigation and its a one sided story. Whatever the reason be. MURDER IS A MURDER. THEY KILLED A YOUNG GUY OF A FAMILY because he just swore some words at them


  • Light
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:03PM

    “what you do…comes back to you….”

    Food for thought… Think again…think hard…


  • moeed
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:08PM

    may Allah give his family the power to bear this loss and also give punishment to the people who are involved


  • patriot
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:20PM

    and people here on tribune say why the youth supports Imran Khan. My answer to them is ‘See that is why!’


  • justice cho
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:26PM

    need suo moto action here


  • M. Aamir Khan
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:40PM

    What we can say this is just brutality we always raise voice against brutality and injustice in Kashmir, Palestine etc but look what is happening in our own country. I know the real culprits will be free and two guards will take the responsibility. There is no justice and law in country we saw Jang Group reporter Wali Khan Baber Shaheed shot dead in presence of many people and despite of strong support of Jang group culprits and their allied are free and also killed 6 eyewitnesses which includes 3 policeman.


  • Balach Khan Baloch
    Dec 27, 2012 - 2:47PM

    I want to hug his family specialy his mom <3Recommend

  • Morons
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:14PM

    Wow..MQM is so true that people not having a permanent address of Karachi should not be able to vote. See these maniacs came from Sukkur killed our Karachite brother and went away again to security in their native city. No one outside Karachi should be able to vote in Karachi!!! Kick these feudals out from MY city.Recommend

  • Noor
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:16PM

    A highly ethnic new put forward not by a journalist of substance but by a member of some anti-Sindhi nuts’ club.

    These efforts by the NYT’s subsidiary newspaper in Pakistan are aimed at further fragmentation of the society on ethnic lines and to flare up ethnic sentiments ahead of the elections. This may lead to a show-down in Karachi, where the Army is about to conduct a voters’ confirmation “door-to-door” campaign.


  • h.shah
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:19PM

    First of all I am extremely sad for shahzeb and his parents who lost their son for no reason the person who did it surely has no heart. However this I EXSTREMELY RIDICULOUS OF TRIBUNE EXPRESS TO BLAME SINDHI LORDS
    there are thousandss of ppeople killed inthis country every year and most of them targets of the dominant karachites (dont want to name the party)
    However no one has really blamed a certain ethnic group coz of that !! There are good and bad people in every community. So the writer should first grow up and then come up with writing here . We all feel sad for the sufferers but that doesn’t mean u put up such hate speech gainst all the sindhi lords !
    Get a life.

    May Allah give Shahzeb highest place in Jannah ands give his family courage to face it.


  • Amna
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:22PM

    I strongly agree with the title wonder why people are indirectly sympathetic to these feudal’s wake up people there is no doubt about the fact that these spoiled feudal’s are seen on the Posh roads of Karachi with their guards to show off power they often misuse their power and Police doesn’t do anything to them why because most of them are related to xyz MNA MPA. How easily a life is taken by these feudal’s and how easily they managed to escape to their village. Sadly in my City Karachi no one is safe not even a DSP officers ONLY son Shahzeb Khan. I may not know you dear but you share my brothers name may you rest in Peace! Down with the Wadery Ka Beta ideology !


  • Baig
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:52PM

    I am surprised that a son of a police officer owned a Swift of his own, an apartment at Country Club and was studying in Greenwich University. How much are they paying the Police force these days? Or the income is from somewhere else?


  • Anon.
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:54PM

    So much of tragedy in the face of such happiness must be crumbling. I really hope and pray God gives his family patience and the will power to over-come this awful episode.

    This article is extremely biased in nature. Generalizing “feudals” and calling them derogatory names is unprofessional.
    The Jatoi in question here is not a feudal, but the son of an industrialist and a businessman. So, it deems the title out of context.
    Who is to say that he meant to kill the guy? He meant to murder him? He was completely drunk. Maybe he didn’t mean it. Maybe he was just trying to show his guts and shoot at the car.. And as a result of pure bad luck, that poor kid got shot.
    There are no eye witness accounts; nothing. How can such a massive charge be based upon word of mouth?

    Blaming someone like this is completely against Islam. Innocent until proven guilty. People need to stop talking about these families in such a way.

    It is not necessarily a first degree murder charge. Probably manslaughter. So, please. Remove this article as it is very unfair and out rightly wrong.


  • Magg
    Dec 27, 2012 - 3:58PM


    Maybe when one of these feudal lords murder your own family member, then wll you understand the pain and grievance one has to go pass. Believe you will the among the many raising voices against them today.


    I can assure you that this is not a first time has such crime being commited by a feudal lord, 3 years an innocent helpless servant was brutally murdered by Bugti’s (unfortunately which went unreported because the police refuses to file a case against them). Incidently the same member of the family Taleh Bugti was then shot at some dance party roughly a yr back. This is how Allah makes them pay back for the innocent blood that they have shed.

    May Allah give his family all the strength to cope up with this tragic loss. Amen


  • MN
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:02PM

    People who think its a hate campaign need to realize that someone’s life was lost. He meant the world to his family so many people lost their everything. All you can do is sit here and complain about the title. You cant change the fact that the boys who shot him belonged to feudal backgrounds. Why were they carrying weapons? Who allowed them? Is it legal for them? If you say he was the son of a DSP n can’t be naive then y wasn’t he carrying a weapon? Why didn’t he shoot them? They were from the feudal background and THEY WERE WRONG. They should be hanged in public. Just keep yourself in his family’s shoes and then think what you would do in such a situation. What if the servant teased your sister? Would you sit and enjoy the moment? Have a heart and don’t be ridiculous. Don’t try to ignite this Sindhi karachite crap!


  • JazbatiJhaaru
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:09PM

    More so than the story itself, its the comments that make me sad.


  • Taha
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:18PM

    2008, the year when feudals became gods.


  • Rani
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:24PM

    I’m a Sindhi from a feudal family and I condemn this, and all such acts. All of us are not same.


  • Ateeq
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:25PM

    Far be it for anyone to point out that killing people is wrong. What a stupid country full of stupid people who have time to write about tragedy from their home laptops but not get out of their arm chairs to stop a system breeding a bunch of stupid uneducated feudal pipsqueaks that have no sense of civil society or decency. Not only should the criminals be locked up but so should their parents.

    This country DESERVES what has happened to it because until the awam and educated upper class gets up and marches, nothing will change.


  • Atif
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:27PM

    If a DSP is not getting justice and his own son got shot, so hpow on this earth a normal person can get justice in Pakistan? in other words, jis mulk ke Muhafiz hi zulm ka shukar hongay woh aur logon ko tahfffuz kese dengey?

    thank you PPP, for such an outstanding performance in these 4.5 years LOL



  • Hayaa Khurshid
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:30PM

    I know this family personally as I live in the same building, shazie grew up in front of me, and was my little brothers friend. He did not deserve this. Nobody deserves this. My heart bleeds for his sister, who in her valima dress kept crying out, screaming ‘my brother died because of me’. Talpur should be arrested, feudal lord be damned.


  • random
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:31PM

    Kudos to ET for having the guts to publish this article in such detail, hope Shazeb’s killers are brought to justice. The feudal class is a curse, at the same level as extremists.Recommend

  • Sarah
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:35PM

    @Karachiite Country Club Apartments are a posh defence apartment complex like creek vista. many well-off people reside there. However many waderas also have side apartments where they go to party and drink away from there families.


  • Asma
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:42PM

    A peaceful protest ‘Justice for Shahzeb Khan’ is being planned this Sunday for our hero, please come forward, join hands and do this for Shahzeb. Please spread the word. Location would be the Karachi Press Club.
    Agar Bharat itna pasand hai toh wahin chale jao, but WE are protesting. Don’t make inappropriate comments please.


  • Fiz
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:53PM

    I see some ppl getting upset by the use of some words & their disagreement about how the events been described but the fact remains that the boy was killed eventually by the other party & no matter how the feud started or what led to the event it still doesn’t justify taking someone’s life. This matter may not have been highlighted so much in a law abiding society where the law enforcing agencies aren’t serving the rich & powerful & although i agree its not right to generalise but its also not a hidden fact that the majority of these big shots in Sind are the feudals. They are used to mindless killing between their clans. Therefore its high time we mend our ways (includes our police who provide cheap security to them instead of protecting the common citizens) as this feudal mindset is not just limited to their villages & haris no more. Their barely literate ‘un’educated sons are following their forefathers footsteps & spreading menace in the cities too. It’s not the poor this time, the children of a lesser God but your own sons & brothers….


  • SZ
    Dec 27, 2012 - 4:55PM

    Finish carrying of arms, come down hard on the public, public hanging for the filth (read cowards) that has infiltrated the city.
    How much longer will people stay quiet??


  • Badr Siddiqui
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:00PM

    Saddening news, may his soul in peace and his family and friends have patience to overcome this ordeal.

    I know from living in apartments adjacent to Country Club for the past 15 years that feudal own quite a few flats in the city which they visit after crop harvests in summer and winter breaks. Their blatant disregard for social and moral values are cause of discomfort for other residents of apartment complexes.

    Usually these guys would:
    1. Not pay water & maintenance bills
    2. Park their 4WDs and accompanying Vigoes on main roads
    3. Employ a number of servants and guards, who create a nuisance for residents like eve teasing, stalking and staring
    4. Bring prostitutes and drinks through main apartment lobbies
    5. Public display of assault rifles, AK47s and hand guns

    I’m not saying that all of them are same but most of them indulge in one or more factors listed above.


  • sal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:18PM

    Can we really support a democracy based on feudal aristocracy? They are gods on the earth , untouchable, and unaccountable. Real land reforms are needed for a prosperous country and a just society.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 5:19PM

    military operation in Sukkur?


  • MA
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:27PM

    It is sad that the law is different for the politically influential people and the masses. Only when this is changed can we expect some justice for people like Shahzeb who are killed everyday in such incidents.

    Abolish the VVIP culture, nobody should be above law, these small time politicians should not get full security and protocol and police protection and be allowed to spend tax payers’ money this way and there should be checks and balances on the guns that everyone carries so freely around here. I know it is wishful thinking but I do hope one day all this can change so that people do not have to die in vain.

    And for people saying that people are dying from target killings and drone strikes, a life is a life and no life is less important, whether it be of anyone belonging to any strata or any class or creed. Some might get reported, others not, but that doesn’t mean that either is less important.


  • Anonymous T
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:39PM

    These animals should be hanged to death….where is the police? where is the judiciary? Anyone from these authorities to clarify what they intend to do about this?


  • KS
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:43PM

    Everybody knows what feuals are like! And all these ppl defending them…. have u guys been living under a rock?


  • Zubair
    Dec 27, 2012 - 5:50PM

    While this boy’s murder is tragic and despicable, I’m surprised nobody has noticed that his father is a DSP, whose average salary is around 50000/month but he can still afford to, a) give his son a Swift worth roughly 1.4 million as a birthday present, and b) live in the up-scale Country Club Apartments. In all fairness, this sounds like a classic case of the chickens coming home to roost. Again, I’m not trying to downplay the gravity of the murder or the fact that his family deserves to get justice, but merely giving everyone some food for thought.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 6:14PM

    @Rafi: The ones in charge of that are the ones against it, the whole government, the majority of people, all corrupt, only a few million good people in Pakistan, but we must not lose hope.
    we cannot just depend on a party or anyone :/ but yeah we must act ourselves before telling others to.

    “If you don’t become an actor you’ll never be a factor.”


  • Hammad Shahid
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:19PM

    We want justice


  • Kanwal
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:20PM

    u mean it could be the other way round too? the murdered boy being the culprit and the murderer being innocent? oh yes! you have got a point boy!


  • Hasan Mehmood
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Can we personalize the death of people dying all over Pakistan too from target killing and drone strikes too or is it reserved for our upper classes?

    Yes we can. If someone can dare enter the drone zone or allowed to enter by Taliban, take pictures, do background checks, interview the family and piece together a human interest story.

    BUT EVEN THE MOST HARSH CRITIC OF DRONES AND THE STRONGEST SUPPORTERS / APOLOGISTS OF TALIBAN HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO SO. THAT’S WHY WE DON’T HAVE A FACEBOOK PAGE “In memory of drone victims” in spite of almost universal condemnation of drone strikes.Recommend

  • Saif
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:36PM

    “personal” conflicts are portrayed as “ethinic”. And give same love and coverage to those innocent poor peoples as well who are killed on daily basis but dont a “DSP” father who can speak for them. They are human too.Recommend

  • Aries
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:41PM

    The Chief Minister of Sindh should intervene, and order an immediate arrest. This is no time to play politics. The Rule of Law must be supreme.


  • kaizen
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:46PM

    After learning about the peaceful protest being conducted for Shahzeb, me & my family members have decided, along with my 77 year old grandad, to participate and raise our voices against this feudal mindset that has ruined the lives of many.. I strongly urge to all people to come forward and lets not just participate but fight for justice. Today it was Shahzeb Khan, tomorrow it could be one of us r one of ours. Looking at people’s sentiments, it is quite evident that every single person is not only disturb over this tragedy but also hankering after bringing the culprits to justice without any further delay. Please come forward and join this movement. If we cant join each other over these unfortunate, untimely and unjustified incidents then how could we ever liberate ourselves from the feudal and corrupt mindset that we ourselves have imposed upon us.


  • zingeratta
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:47PM

    this is a heart wrenching story and whoever was behind it deserves salute. as a student i have seen such brats threatening us by their guns and no one can do anything. we all need to highlight such issues. thanks to the newspaper and the person behind it.


  • wakeup call
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:49PM

    @Asif Soomro:
    first of all, it is unethical to speak about someone who is already dead. Secondly,we all know that these Sindhi feudal lords have always created problems in our city. I was wondering that why do we only have a “SINDHI TOPI DAY”, isn’t it just another way of telling the rest of the nation that these SINDHI’S are superior than us. if celebrating such a day is just another way of promoting their culture, then why not Punjabi, Balochi, Pathan or Mujahir day.
    The reason why this poor boy got shot, was that because he tried guarding his honor, whereas these filthy minded men keep their female family members all guarded safely in their house and harass every other woman. Sadly, people come up with such lame excuses that the boy must have done something wrong just because he was the son of some police wala!!!


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:56PM

    Both killers should be arrested immediately, if due to political influence police is facing problem then this is the right case where CJ should take notice and give justice to parents of young man. ET please keep us aware of the developments in the case, this way we all can pressurize police to take action against the culprits


  • rafiq
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:58PM

    khi need a massive brutual operation and has to be weapon free city ASAP


  • MN
    Dec 27, 2012 - 6:59PM

    Its not necessary that of he’s a DSP he would be poor. Some people from good established families are also part of our police. Kindly focus on the problem rather than giving food for thought.


  • wakeup call
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:00PM

    one should not judge what the family owns. the issue here is that a 20 year old got shot dead.They are not liable to answer such question.People should think before they post.Had it been some other way of income then he wouldn’t have been dead as he must have had a police protocol or private guards along with him all the time.


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:14PM

    All people of karachi, including MQM, ANP must come out, to catch these killers
    we must do some thing
    not just sitting in home
    we have to save our children from these Fuedals, let Karachi people unite, and attack on these fuedals, living in karachi
    Police can not do ant thing
    CJ must come out


  • shahid
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:16PM

    Interestingly the killer has been studying in Malaysia but apparently learned nothing about how Law is resprcted in Malaysia.


  • Najaf
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:21PM



  • MN
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:25PM

    its not necessary k a DSP has to be poor. some people from good, established families are part of our police too who can afford all such luxuries. kindly focus on the problem not on providing food for thought.
    I agree with the fact that all sindhis can’t be blamed. some i know personally are extremely polite and humble but the two involved in this should be punished.


  • Asad Rehman
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:27PM

    As an urdu speaker, i claim that Karachi is a part of Sindh, will always be. The writer happens to be the relative hence the blatant outrageous biased article.Recommend

  • Sabah Nour
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:36PM

    I’m against the feudal system. But it has a strong hold in Pakistan, not easy to omit. Sigh !


  • Bilal Aftab
    Dec 27, 2012 - 7:49PM

    wHY not we all can get together and raise our voice against such incidents. I appeal to family and friends of Shahzeb Khan to rasie the voice for justice, Youth of Pakistan will stand along with you. Dont give up and put these murderers behind bars.


  • manu
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:01PM

    i cant understand why people are cryinhg over a headline. feudal kids and their body guards are roaming openly in dha and clifton. this is a reality and feudals are sindhis. these two kids were sindhis feudals too.


  • Someone
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:03PM

    Please keep your derogatory comments to yourself. This young boy was family to me and nobody can imagine the pain and anger his parents, his sisters and all his relatives have in their hearts at the moment. May Allah grant Shahzeb with Jannah and I really pray that justice be served to this poor young boy and his family. Ameen


  • Hadi
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:18PM

    They should be Punished
    Down with the system . Put their names in ECL .



  • abc
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:27PM

    Feudal or no feudal, if the govt has any sense of integrity whatsoever it should hunt down the killers and roast them in a firepit!! Enough of this BS


  • ali
    Dec 27, 2012 - 8:41PM

    What a troll worthy headline just to get attention and stir emotions. Here’s another one ‘Thousands of bori bund bodies found in karachi on orders of a pir sitting in london in the lap of luxury’ . naah that won’t do. i’ll attach the word ‘fuedal’ to it somewhere. that’ll do it.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 9:08PM

    Seriously Heart wrenching. It shows the atrocities that are being faced by thousands and thousands of People across Pakistan. I pray that may ALLAH bless his soul and May this guy and All the other people who died lately rest in peace, Ameen!


  • justME
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:17PM

    i am sorry for the loss of life. everyday on an average, 10 people die in Karachi n these DSPs stand there n watch. they are equally responsible for the people of Karachi dying everyday.secondly i want to know how a DSP who can not be over 20 grade, lives in such a posh area of Karachi ???? from where is he getting the money n all ???? i am not accusing but if he is take a bribe, than the money is coming from the same sources who killed his son. its a deal he made himself. fair enough Recommend

  • Bob
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:21PM

    ! its the end of the day for me and I am truely saddened to read this article. I have always seen these incidents synonymous with PPP rule. During 70’s I know for fact that many honourable peoples wives and daughters were victumizied. And the famous incident in which Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti wiped out is revolver and killed a goverment servent with his family in a car over a minor parking issue on Liberty chowk signal on Tariq road. He was given presendial pardon by ZAB. So was his son Jameel Bugti when he went to Ziauddin Hospital to kill Mir Hamza Khan Kalpar Bugti and on his way back was confronted by two military soldiers, whom he killed. He too was given presendial pardon.

    Why such things happen ? because as a society have learned to tolerate such incidents. They also know that public memory is very short, few news, few comments after which all would be history! and people would move on. And they…………after few months……..over a drink…… the vicinity of defense ——-in a close drawing room……..would be sharing the thrill they got from pumping the 4 bullets……….

    Indeed I am very very sad.


  • Dawoodchisht
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:43PM

    First we need to understand is that life is a precious gift God. By protecting lives others, we can thank to Almighty Allah for His kindness. Overall just think about Pakistani society’s attitude towards human life. Murder of four five men has become a daily routinr in Karachi and no dare to talk about knowing that who are the murderers. Life of Shahzaib was too valuable because the innocent citizen of Pakistan not just being a son of police officer. We have to change our thinking and strive to behave as Pakistan. Otherwise we will not be able to fight against the feudals and the mass murderers.
    Bottom line is that we have to move and move very fast to reinvent ourselves as Pakistani and unfortunately we have no other option left,


  • Mustafa alvi
    Dec 27, 2012 - 10:44PM

    SSP Investigation Faizullah Karejo said that the boys knew each other and were in a fight from before. “The parents had to intervene and everything was settled,” he said. “However, the boys started to fight again and Jatoi shot Shahzeb four times as he sat in his car to go to a friend’s house.” He added that Jatoi was in the city for winter break and is studying in Malaysia.
    Its funny how this ssp seems to know everything about the culprits and their details but still doesnt know where they are hiding .


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 11:13PM

    spread this news if possible with photograph of murderers so they are condemned where ever they study party or hide these boys and their families must be relying on short memory and short range of our LAW.ALLAH help us who are mostly quite and indifferent when anything sad is happenning to others wake up nation before it is too late for everyone of us.


  • Dec 27, 2012 - 11:24PM

    Join campaign #JusticeForShahzebKhan on twitter and exposed feudal landlords [killers of Shahzeb Khan].


  • Jehanzeb Mahar
    Dec 28, 2012 - 1:19AM

    The title of the story is biased. All feudals are not like this. And Shahzeb’s killers should be hanged till death


  • anonymus
    Dec 28, 2012 - 1:43AM

    I felt sorry and sadness for the death of young man who had a life aahead of him.
    for no reason under any circumstances tahing life of some one is permissible. perpetrators should be apprehended and punished according to land of law.
    Having said that I have to add up..I was shocke to read the way this report is crafted.Recommend

  • faraz j
    Dec 28, 2012 - 1:48AM

    To all those who are criticizing the news think of it as the way to start a movement against injustice. karachi united on one bushra zaidi, new delhi on one gang rape. COME ON KARACHI. COME ON PAKISTAN,. ENOUGH WITH THE NONSENSE KILLINGS. ENOUGH WITH ARMED KIDS.


  • Sane Voice
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:26AM

    How can a DSP afford to live in those apartment,afford such a private institution, give cars as birthday gift. Surely he has been protecting the same fuedals who eventually took life of one of their own.

    This is fates payback.


  • shahid
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:36AM

    I have always failed to understand why police hides the faces of people arrested either accused or sentenced thier faces should be shown to public which is a standard practice all over the world.The accused names,adddressses and photos should be published in newspaper so that public can help to find them.


  • Zeerak
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:47AM

    It’s indeed Sad!
    Well, the poor in the drone attacks and the shias getting brutally killed should also get justice the same way.


  • WA
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:59AM

    My sincere condolences to the friends and family of this young lad. May Allah grant this young boy a place in jannat, Aameen.

    These feudal are the cancer of Pakistan. Until or unless they are eliminated from Pakistan Pakistan will stay in the stone age.

    Acts such as these shows how barbaric and cowardly their culture is.


  • aisha
    Dec 28, 2012 - 3:12AM

    Let ppl breath .. let ppl live .. lets have peace.
    Wat is our govt n police doing ?? Killing in Khi hv become soo easy . Jus pik a gun n shoot .
    Govt needs to take an action against all dis . Else Pakistan wil b destroyed soon ..
    RIP shahzeb .. Allah wil take revenge . May God giv patience n justice to ur family .


  • hajirah
    Dec 28, 2012 - 3:13AM

    If a policeman’s son is dead, then what about the rest? Just imagine how hard mothers in Pakistan pray for their children to return home safe and sound everyday!Recommend

  • NK
    Dec 28, 2012 - 4:45AM

    Im going to personally request Syed Sibghatullah Shah Rashidi, the elder son of Late Pir Syed Mardan Shah II to help bring these monsters to justice as quickly as possible.


  • Looking for accountability
    Dec 28, 2012 - 6:20AM

    We need system of accountability a must for one and all. If this frustration continues then soon every house will have arms and we will be killing each other on trivial issues. O Idiot illiterate and indisciplined republic May Allah help you but We all know Allah doesnt help those who does nto help themselves


  • ali salman
    Dec 28, 2012 - 7:52AM

    i feel really sad for his parents loss…
    and i feel sad for people who die everyday in karachi..
    but atleast this guy got his case filed… thousand others die and they dont get any recognition individually.. this is not a country.. its a jungle..


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Dec 28, 2012 - 8:04AM

    The people have ID from other city, when live in Karachi, Police must regsietered them.
    It happen all arround the world
    in China, you can have only your native address on ID


  • masroor
    Dec 28, 2012 - 8:21AM

    Nations before us were eliminated becase the had a different set of rules for people with power and thoes without power. The same thing is happening in Pakistn

    Wish the sould of this young man rest in peace and may Allah give streenght to father and family in grieve.

    May Allah do the justice with the murderer and make him example. May allah give hidayat to people of my Pakistan.

    People if you donot raise your voice you will be part of this cruelty.
    Masroor emphasized text


  • Sindhitothecore
    Dec 28, 2012 - 10:30AM

    These killers should be caught but before that all the killers of Sindhi youth should be caught first. We as Sindhis should stand for it that law should not only work one way but both ways.


  • Zunellah
    Dec 28, 2012 - 11:33AM

    This boy should get justice .. he was an innocent bit it can be n e one our brother orr father .. its show time.. we need to raise voice against this .. WE NEED TO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Altaf
    Dec 28, 2012 - 11:37AM

    I do not know why it is refered to Interior Sindh People. This is also like any other Target Killing in City except in this case Victim is SON OF POLICE OFFICER. How about Hundred of People Killed brutally almost every week and no Action.
    I have sympathies for grieved family and for all thousands of people families who are brutally murdered every year in the Karachi City and by so for strong political party ruling in Sindh as well as Federal Govt. Since more than last 10 years with the clear evidence of involvement in the same.
    Any Action of that Party Person !
    I regret for this nation.


  • Ahsan
    Dec 28, 2012 - 11:53AM

    Nothing is going to change. These people (wedaray) will never leave us alone. They will roam around the city with their 4w cars with 4 guards on the back pointing a gun on you all the time with the tinted glasses and fake number plates but no body will stop them. There’s no law for people like these. If there’s any then the government should take notice of this horrible incidence and place their names in the ECL as soon as possible. Where’s the judiciary now? Where’s the media now? Why this poor little kid is getting no media coverage? This system can never change if we keep on electing these people again and again and again. Also, the new bhutto is here too to make our lives miserable in the coming years.
    I appeal to the judicial system of Pakistan and specially the CJ to take notice of this case if he’s sincere to change the system he surely will else we all can say that there’s nothing left for us in this country.
    Please everyone raise your voice!


  • Mir
    Dec 28, 2012 - 12:22PM

    If you don’t like the Sindhis, get out of our province.


  • Altaf
    Dec 28, 2012 - 12:32PM

    @Muhammad Rizwan Ali:
    Dear brother first of all this not the other country. Karachi is city of Pakistan
    Do you have id of person infact who are living in Karachi. No i do not think so. Even as of today our biggest party of karachi is resisting the decision of Supreme Court for verification of voter list.


  • Ali
    Dec 28, 2012 - 1:11PM

    i feel sorry, but one Question:

    Now this DSP and their family feel sad about their son, but can one ask him as being DSP (Police Officer) what he were doing for same people who have shot his son down? have he ever feel pain for those parents who were shot by same people or he himself did for same feudal’s?

    Media always raise voice for people who have strong back ground? not for those who dies by not having back?

    Just think if Shahzeb was an ordinary person, i think no one have cared about him.

    We always pay back for what we do.

    RIP Shahzeb, you are now one of victims who dies daily for no reason.

    may Allah bless your soul.


  • Huzaifa Sodawater
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:11PM

    Arrogance, lordliness, high-handedness, Bharam Bazi has become part of our culture throughout Pakistan and this act is making us depressed, frustrated, impatient.

    DE-WEAPONIZATION is the only solution in our country. NO ARMS AT ALL.
    Police and Politicians both privately holding numerous illegal weapons.

    I am deeply saddened by the killing of Shahzeb, but the thing very obvious here is Bharam Bazi from both sides. One belongs to a Police family and other from Politician.

    We, as a civilian living in Pakistan are facing Arrogant and lordliness attitude from Police and Politician families in our everyday life, and the way we deal is by brushing aside and turning off.


  • Sharif
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:12PM

    How many such murders Shahbaz DSP father has himself sold is evident from police behavior!Recommend

  • Omar
    Dec 28, 2012 - 2:31PM

    It is sad to see people miss the point of this article. The disparity in distribution of wealth has led a small percentage of the uneducated with masses of spending power which they use to build their small security forces akin to that of a militia. As this article proves, not even the cops can keep them in check. Most of them seem to have been bought by them anyway for what I see, the barrage of patrol vehicles guarding private residences is proof enough.

    You don’t get that kind of spending power in Pakistan unless you own a share in the monopoly of the agricultural business. This sickens me.

    What sickens me more is that people mindlessly exploit every issue to bring focus to something whose relevance ends at the point of deaths- the drone attacks. Shame on you for being the mindless propaganda machines you are.


  • Dec 28, 2012 - 2:36PM

    its a shameful incident in Karachi. i also read this here


  • pakistani
    Dec 28, 2012 - 3:51PM

    In India, whole Delhi has came out to protest against the rape case- and have resulted the arrests of culprits .Media , agencies, human rights and police all have raised their part of work in establishing the system-

    This is what we are missing in pakistan! we should raise our voices too.. why are we all silent??


  • nauman786
    Dec 28, 2012 - 4:04PM

    And yet Bilawal gets a warm reception…….he is going to bring more of this.


  • israr
    Dec 28, 2012 - 4:36PM

    We really need a change if this country has to go ahead and for that we can’t wait Sindh and South Punjab to get out of their centuries old culture which is based on slavery, brutality, and inhuman attitudes.. The new generation is no more anti Taliban because they at least have the guts to Challenge these feudal,


  • Ali
    Dec 28, 2012 - 5:09PM

    this a lesson for all police force that there own families are not safe so now on wards no need to accept any bribe, recommendation, pressure from any one. Just do there duty and do there jobs with honesty .

    (Naki ka badla naik hai, Baad sey badi ki baat ley) Recommend

  • Maha
    Dec 28, 2012 - 7:21PM

    Not trying to downplay the incident but if you have a close look at the deceased’s profile on this link then it does prove that he wasn’t holier than the cow himself.

    The smashed car albums and the kind of language he has used does show that he was himself a spoilt brat of the sorts. So trouble begets trouble in reality. Should the kid be acting his age, I believe he would have been with us right now. It looks something deeper than mere “servant teasing sister and boy’s fighting with each other” story


  • Maha
    Dec 28, 2012 - 7:24PM

    This may give us a view on the boy himself


  • Arslan Zaidi
    Dec 28, 2012 - 8:22PM

    sorry they do not have time to look deeply into the matter..officials are too busy in BB’s death anniversary who is amazingly still alive! (zinda hai BB zinda hai!)

    and by the way..its all very sad..may Shahzeb’s soul RIP but he is indeed lucky to have been noticed..there are 1000s who have gone one knows even their names let alone any action to get their murderers. Justice is needed badly in this country..for everyone..for all classes of society.Recommend

    Dec 28, 2012 - 8:36PM



  • wakeup call
    Dec 28, 2012 - 8:54PM

    this no way saying to get out of YOUR province! Sindh is part of Pakistan, n this province belongs to all of US!!! no Sindhi has the right to decide who should live in… we as a nation built this country.. no matter what cast one belongs to. As a Pakistani,we should guard OUR country also own it!!! Please get a reality check, this is how things are.. Recommend

  • Rana
    Dec 28, 2012 - 11:05PM

    a very sad and tragec incident of shahzeb murder.but no body will take notice because Malala is the best darling of west and Pakistan.


  • S
    Dec 29, 2012 - 12:56AM

    @Zalim singh: Someone’s child was killed & u r calling it fake. U shud be ashamed. How wud u feel if that was someone u loved?Recommend

  • naveed ahmad bajwa
    Dec 29, 2012 - 1:20AM

    It is a shame for the people in power, in Islamabad or Karachi, from MQM to ANP, and PPP to the Nationalists…………..who will own these murders…………… Such like incidents are and should be eye opener for the society. And if people keep mum, everyone has to pay a price……..sooner or laterRecommend

  • Dark Knight
    Dec 29, 2012 - 1:27AM

    It’s very sad to see a young men lose their lives for petty disputes..
    certainly there’s no law and order in the city, How can there be any law and order in the country? if there is an entity above the law.
    A morally corrupt system running parallel to democratic system

    Pakistan is a democratic country, it has no right to tolerate this moral corruption
    Feudal s are just there to exploit everyone for their gains..

    SOMEONE should take action against every feudal system in country until its too late.Recommend

  • Dr lodhi
    Dec 29, 2012 - 1:51AM

    I Behalf of my people living here in quetta condemn this brutal act.Allah Pak hum sub par Reham krey.


  • Truth
    Dec 29, 2012 - 1:53AM

    No disrespect to the deceased or any of the concerned parties. But the matter leading to the shooting was something entirely different. I would know because my uncle is friends with the family.


  • Muhammad Rizwan Ali
    Dec 29, 2012 - 7:58AM

    this is right time for POLICE to prove,they can take action against every body

    this is right time for SC to prove, they can even call Fuedals in court

    this is right time for Politcal parties to prove,they really take care of public

    this is right time for public to think, to whom they should Vote

    I think PPP also Fuedal party, now people should think about it

    Protest is not enough
    karachi people should take action against these bad Fuedals


  • tanzeem
    Dec 29, 2012 - 8:55AM

    Zindabad Feudal System, Moordabad Awaam


  • ShahKhan
    Dec 29, 2012 - 10:19AM

    Sorry to note and it is a matter of grief to all humans. Thanks to this media who brought the case in light with facts because hundreds such cases and the facts could not reach to the people.

    We must find the cause behind this violent environment, lacking of Islamic laws.



  • Karachiate
    Dec 29, 2012 - 10:32AM

    Well Its a real breath taking news, I don,t knw why these sindhi’sare even allowed to manuver in the city with so many armged guards , These uneducated ,uncultered sindhi’s shld not even be allowed in cities like Karachi these ppl shld live in their villiges.
    The problem with these rich spoiled brats is tht after 11.00 at night these young guys aged between 20-30 have a few alocoholic drinks and move around in the city specially DHA & Clifton in their hilux vigos(bought by our tax money) with 4-5 guards and think they own Karachi. its a pitty that we are ruled by these kind of jerks . I Wish and prey for this goverment to end ASAP any other party would be better then these sindhi’s. They are completly destroying are city of lights KARCHI.


  • Chimichanga
    Dec 29, 2012 - 1:33PM

    @Shahid Ashraf:
    They must be sub humans I guess cos they dont look like us.


  • Talha Rizvi
    Dec 29, 2012 - 2:34PM

    This shows the mentality of these feudals.To all those who think this is some sort of joke,lie,exaggeration and divine justice,DISGUSTING MENTALITY WILL YOU BE SAYING THE SAME THINGS IF YOUR BROTHER OR SON GOT KILLED?


  • peeyar
    Dec 29, 2012 - 4:12PM

    Bholay budshahoo


  • Khan
    Dec 29, 2012 - 8:36PM

    I totally condemn this killing but:::
    How come a DSP is living in Country Club Apartments DHA phase V, and able to gift Swift to his Son, DSP is a 17 Grade officer with a meager salary of about Rs 50,000/month.


  • Dec 29, 2012 - 8:44PM

    Is there any law in the Pakistan? If the DSP’s son not save so what about the a common people….

    Oh’ ALLAH kindly forgive our mistakes and save Pakistan…


  • Mir
    Dec 29, 2012 - 9:43PM

    Feaudalism should be ended. These feaudal lords have ruined our country enough and now there children.


  • Oh No!
    Dec 29, 2012 - 9:48PM

    I am ashamed of being called a Pakistani. I did not stand up against injustice. Imran khan is right. We as a nation have lost our dignity. What hurts the most is that we know it.


  • Zeeshan
    Dec 29, 2012 - 10:40PM



  • Jinnah
    Dec 29, 2012 - 10:45PM

    Well this news heading is racist…for feudals sindhi people lives are also cheap…its a shame for a forum like this to initiate such a hatred…..


  • Abid S Mustikhan
    Dec 29, 2012 - 10:57PM


    I wish thank Express Tv for dedicating one of its programs to Shaheed Shahzaib son of DSP Aurangzeb. For the parents, the happiness of the Valima of their daughter was turned into a nightmare when their only son Shahzaib was so brutally murdered by trigger-happy young Waderas and their guards and till this date, these killers are at large enjoying the comforts of their homes in the interior of Sindh. Even though, Shahzaib was son of a serving DSP, the FIR could only be lodged by intervention of an MNA related to Aurangzeb. Can this be taken as an example of a Dysfunctional State where killers can get away so easily!

    This particular killing and valuable human lives lost each day has further helped in convincing the statement of Christine Amanpour on Cnn on December 26, 2012 following her interview of Madam Aung San Suu Kyi. She stated that Pakistan is the most dysfunctional state in the world and showing her pessimism towards any Political Party or a Politician who can stand a chance to bring the State back on track.

    It is surprising that the Information Department of the Government of Pakistan otherwise so actively advocating and trying to prove its good governance and rule of law prevailing in the country failed to notice this statement that has gone unattended and nor it has been contradicted by substantiation. It is highly humiliating for all Pakistanis to be called to fall in such a category where we as Pakistanis are looked down upon to whichever country that we travel to. It is about time that the stakeholders stop playing ostrich and develop the magnanimity to call a spade a spade. Betterment can only come once the faults are accepted that need to be rectified by corrective measures.

    The definition of a Dysfunctional State is where there is cognizable growth, but unfortunately the growth is in corruption, ineffectiveness or paralysis of the administrative, legal, extractive and coercive institutions that are the essence of a Dysfunctional State. The domestic collapse of systems and institutions leads to chaotic situations and in such a state, the government’s decisions are targeted on adhocism leading to further deterioration and further collapse. The functions of the state are evaluated & closely monitored for its misbehavior towards its own population and the International Community. How the International Community delineates itself to a stage where the ripples start to grow bigger and then the big bang when they begin to feel that the security risks have reached a point where they could affect the securities of their own countries.

    The Parliament devises the institutions as they go long and give them an outline and ambit within which they function. These institutions once intact, form the basis as the systems equally applicable to all the individuals and citizens. The same institutions are weakened by the stake holders and the intact systems violated, brings a state of anarchy, a state within a state with its own laws leading to the eventual weakening of all the pillars of a government. Only those functionaries of the institutions survive, who once forced, smart enough to be able to find interpretations favoring the whims and desires of their masters in order to survive. A collapse can be evaluated by widespread corruption and collapse of regular channels of interaction between the government and state officials and loss of control of the government over the coercive institutions of the state and the laws being openly and repeatedly breached by the rich and the powerful.

    The state can only effectively function if she plays within the rules and once these rules are broken or over-ruled, the clock starts ticking and gradually the Institutions collapse leading to no system at all. Corruption in a society is like white ants. It infiltrates leading to eventual hampering and undermining of the state’s own autonomy and history has proved this.

    So, it’s a matter of wait and see….who will come to the rescue and rise to the cause above board to bring a turnaround for the better to bring back the country presently being branded as a Dysfunctional State to a Functional one.

    Abid S Mustikhan
    43/3-C, Block 6, P.E.C.H.S.,

  • Maha
    Dec 30, 2012 - 12:09AM

    when i pointed it out his profile has been cleared with all his bad comments and his smashed car albums. If people would make fun that how can a deceased person operate his profile then please see the Justice for Shahzeb page that this profile has liked.
    That means there is something fishy. If nothing was wrong and he was a boy next door type kid then why was his profile filtered now.

    Can anybody answer?


  • Syed A. Hyde
    Dec 30, 2012 - 1:02AM

    I am very sad to read this brutal murder and strongly condemn this brutal unhuman act. I know all sindhi feudals/waderas are not like this guy. I strongly request the Govt. to make steps to hang the culprit in order to restor Rule of Law. Immediate steps should be taken to
    STOP wadera shahi / ghudaizm from Pakistan particularly from Sindh / Karachi.
    Suprim Court should monitor the court proceedings.Recommend

  • shehzad
    Dec 30, 2012 - 1:38AM

    It isn’t shahzeb killed, its a mentality that killed a class which they consider thier pesants, and its killing since Pakistan pioneered.


  • wes
    Dec 30, 2012 - 2:17AM

    These people kill because they can get way with it.
    The Zaalim feudals existence is based on the exploitation of human beings: for them to kill or sell the kidney of the poor is nothing. As they use animals so they use the poor and others below them.
    Army and civilian governments have done nothing to bring a modicum of justice to pakistan.
    the Land the feudals occupy should be stripped from them. No compensation should be paid. They got the land from the British so it can be taken away.
    India had the bandit Queen. the Quaid proposed direct action and yet we continue to do nothing.


  • Omair Khan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 4:58AM

    These Feudal lords mostly lives in posh areas in Karachi and thinks they own whole Karachi. What happened last year in defence when some spoiled kid of feudal lord was having a dance party at his place and one of the grandson of Bugtiii’s family with his gunmen tried to enter forcefully and fight broke out along with shots fired from both sides, as a result of which 4,5 got killed and dozens of them got injured. Why they need to keep the guards with themselves? Just to show their power and harass people.


  • Fauzia Mussarat
    Dec 30, 2012 - 11:57AM

    This gives a chill down my spine that even if a police man’s son is not safe and they are helpless then we are some weak animals living with barbarians. We are totally on the mercy of these gundaz! I have a short fuse and guys with evil minds roam around everywhere. Now i am worried if i ever lay a punch on someone that day i might be killed! :o/ not fair. I thought I’m a Pakistani and i’m free.. This is not freedom but living in fear!Recommend

  • Dec 30, 2012 - 8:52PM

    It is very heartening to note that Allama Dr. Tahir ul Qadri Sahab, has taken up cudgels against the cruelties of the feudal class in Pakistan, for which the entire nation is supporting his noble class.
    However, it is surprising that till now, Allama Tahir ul Qadri Sahab, has not spoken a single word in the sympathy of the late Shahzeb (son of serving Police DSP), who was recently murdered in Karachi, in cold blood, by the son of a Wadera, who is now hiding from arrest, with the help of the influentials of our feudal society.
    Dr. Qadri Sahab, please raise your voice against this cruel and criminal act of the son of a feudal lord.


  • Well wisher of Shahzeb Khan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 9:49PM

    Guys its the inside news that the criminals of Shahzeb Khan murders has escaped from the country on the 26th December 2012 from a well known airline of UAE to Dubai and they are sitting in Dubai now. Our government will not do anything for this case also, like others which they have ignored……. R.I.P Shahzeb Khan souls.


  • A
    Dec 30, 2012 - 10:11PM

    Oh really? you think this is an attempt to bring bad name to feudals?! are you out of your mind?

    name one school that is their in the feudal lords area? you have resisted establishments of school and facilities in your area and yet you send your sons to the best schools in the world?


  • Humaira Adnan
    Dec 30, 2012 - 10:38PM

    Why this cruel act? can we not implement writ of law?


  • Tariq
    Dec 31, 2012 - 3:54AM

    albums of his accidents and videos in which he was using a foul language are now deleted and his display pic is also updated.
    This case is getting media coverage bcoz he was from elite class and everyone is defaming feudal culture without any knowledge. No one ever talks about innocent people being killed daily in khi. Police walon k bigre hue shehzadey b shareef nae hote.


  • A. Khan
    Dec 31, 2012 - 8:16AM

    There is nothing wrong with the title and I speak as an independent from both Sindhi Urban or Sindhi Rural sides. However, there is everything wrong with Sindhi Feudal system, indeed with all feudal system and it should be abolished in this country.


  • Danyal Sandeelo
    Dec 31, 2012 - 12:44PM

    @Aamer Khawaja:
    It is not in the culture of Sindh, there is no religion / culture in the world that promotes war. hatred and injustice.. You should be sensible enough to comment like that…Hope you don’t mind as I am just pointing out the fact.



  • What no one is asking: Who were the witnesses to his murder? The narrative sounds like a story rather than an eye witness account. Not only that, no report even says “identities of witnesses are withheld” at all. But legit news outlets are supposed to point out their sources or their existence for that matter. Nothing of the sort has been done on any news outlet. Its like they all got a press release and wrote their own versions. There are far too many inconsistencies in the story slapped across all news outlets. There is no mention of ‘witness names withheld’ or any indication that some saw it happen. Do the witnesses even exist? And if yes, who will petition or volunteer to protect them? Without their testimony, the case can be thrown out (if it ever reaches court). Who will guard them from the safe house to the courts and ensure they aren’t assassinated pre or post testifying? I hope people can remember that ‘news” outlets found it important to update the world with “breaking news” that 21st Dec 2012 is the predicted doomsday of the Mayan Apocalypse. So we know our news outlets have a shaky understanding of what quantifies as news. Lets not draw conclusions before getting all the facts.


  • sundas khan
    Jan 2, 2013 - 4:59PM

    sad indeed..:((( but we are with u


  • Adnan Shah
    Jan 3, 2013 - 3:06PM

    With heavy hearted feelings at the precious life loss of the murdered young man shahzaib and supporting the call for justice, i must note that the title of the blog is very misleading and sounds partially biased , may i remind the dear writer Karachi is the capital city of Sindh, it is not a seperate entity from the Sindh and the lives of karachites are not threatned by the feudals only , who snatches the cell fones , who abduct people for ransom, who extorts bhatta from the business / industrial and the privilliged community, who explodes bombs, who kills and being killed in the shoot outs in kati pahari , baldia , who murders in Incholi, nishatr park!? who !? who!?
    My condolances with the family of the deceased


  • Prof: Zubair Rabbani
    Jan 4, 2013 - 11:22AM

    justice is delayed justice is denied , I hope that time neither justice is delayed nor denied if civil society of Pakistan rise their voice against such brutal act. i salute all those who rise their vice for the support of this innocent soul.And pray to Allah bless all of them and this poor soul.


  • Jan 7, 2013 - 11:29AM

    I must say that to every girl and woman please for sake of ur family cover ur self well don’t let anyone tease u plzzz cover Urself properly so no one would ever dare to tease u this is for your safety n the people around u will be safer from ur act thank u so much


  • Jan 11, 2013 - 3:08PM

    very very sad but the murderers are never gone be arrest!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Jan 11, 2013 - 3:13PM

    Very very sad


  • Jan 11, 2013 - 3:19PM

    very very sad


  • sanaaah
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:40AM

    Really sorry to hear about the murder but dont u think its enough? I respect many politicians such as Imran Khan; Altaf Hussain & Nawaz Sharif ; but i think its time to get up on our feet; from the past 5 years they havent done a thing, so now i think its time for the youth to take a stand; Its not just about Shahzeb ; but every single person who has been killed without a reason!
    Youth has to take a stand !


  • sanaaah
    Jan 13, 2013 - 9:47AM

    Do u think by commenting ; we can a difference? Shunt there be a protest for every single person like Shahzeb Khan? As YOUTH can make a difference


  • afroz
    Jan 20, 2013 - 12:49AM

    No excuse for Jagirdar and Zamindar. All are equal and human being. All those guards and the persons involved must be punished.This is insaaf and adal. in lslamic republic of Pakistan.


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