Shahzeb Khan murder: Parents pardon culprits 'in the name of Allah'

Anti-terrorism appellate bench of SHC will take up the compromise plea against the convictions, but no date fixed yet.


Web Desk September 09, 2013
Shahrukh Jatoi gestures as he leaves a court after being convicted for murder in Karachi on June 7. PHOTO: AFP

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
DECEMBER

25th Shahzeb Khan gunned down, Shahrukh Jatoi escapes to Dubai two days later
JANUARY

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
FEBRUARY

14th  FIA files interim charge sheet against Shahrukh for using fraudulent means to escape the country
MARCH

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
APRIL

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
MAY

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
JUNE

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

COMMENTS (229)

asaeed | 8 years ago | Reply

This is un believable and sad at the same time. Any one with money can do anything in Pakistan and get away with it .... I hate this country .....

Faraz | 8 years ago | Reply

I would just say, Money Speaks my Boy!

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