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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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 .....
I would just say, Money Speaks my Boy!
Soon beasts will be free to look for new pray,
Soon these beasts will be amongst us looking for new prey.
what is wrong with those parents, messed up!!!
@Nazim: Oh yes and then he'll just stop killing and harrasing other people
Dear Lord,this world can be very sad for some people. No parent deserves to lose there son at a young age. But look at the strength of these parents.
It is a fact that rich and powerful people are using there money and influence to make the lives of common people harsh but they tend to forget that death comes to everyone including them
What sort of father would continue to love his son even after committing a crime. The media needs to take a firm stand to bring these culprits to justice
While everyone is blaming the family for forgiving the murderers and for taking money...people are not looking the other side of the story...it is really hard for a mother or a father to forgive a person who took away their young son...but it is harder for a father to be with his young daughter all the time who could be a victim of counter aggression from the Jatoi family...his father lost him but I am sure he does not want to lose his daughter and be disgraced for the rest of her life..He was young and a brave brother who wanted to protect his sister but the father even being a DSP is hand tight.. grow up people you all did your job well but protesting and asking for justice...justice is that the murderers were caught and identified...but righteousness is to protect the remaining of Shahzeb's family...
Wonder what all this fuss is about? Isn't it allowed in Sharia to pardon the killers for blood money? After all this is a practice in the whole Arab world, to which Pakistanis believe they too belong to.
Why only cases of rich and powerfuls are highlighted here? Can we forget that Innocent unarmed man and texi driver was shot dead and same thing was done by parents and relatives of those two men. Is it only the money or some other factors involved?
if the killers have been pardoned 'in the name of Allah' then why did the victim's mother 'cursed' them and their families yesterday on express channel?? would such thoughts bring back normalcy to her life??
@Abu Noor: Why suo moto? Does Sharaih not permit this? One justice for rich and another for poor is embedded into laws like Asia's and deeyat. Why blame the family? Of course these laws can also be misused and people maybe intimidated into pardoning the killer.
Kutch to majbooirya rahee honge yu koi bewafa nahi hota.
Don't be fooled by media they don't bother any one not even shahzaib. They will quite and will talk against shahzaib for few amount. You don't remember how much media was against zardari but that media became zardari side just before election. Think about it. I believe media is one of great mafia in world.
In the name of Allah ? or under pressure . Clearly , Justice is NOT done again..........
Has our government system become imbecile ? The country needs parliamentarians to pass a legislation that gives permission to the government to intervene and not pardon the criminals.The final decision should reside by the government. the government should give a fair chance of trial and then convict. Parents then can forgive and testify that we pardon the criminal but the government will punish. In this way parents will be vindicated and the thugs will not harass them. the dealing of the thugs will be against the government then... the idea needs to be refined but if worked on it can be a revolution in our crumbling justice system
Its 40 crore rupees..
This is one of the ways how rich people can walk freely in the society after killing innocent people.
Shahruk Jatoi knew from the day one when he was brought back from Dubai that he may be procecuted, but he will never be hanged, as his father can bribe any one in the country and can purchase any body as he has tons and tons of money.
With this example set by the rich for the poor, it has now become a fact that rich can kill any body in Pakistan at any time and then after few months he will be released from the jail on certain ground and can walk away freely.
According to Geo TV report, Shahzeb's parents has taken 35 millions from Shahrukh Jatoi's father and they will be leaving for Austrialia any day.
I do not any more hear the old phrase now-a-days that: "Zulm Phir Zulm Hai, Bartha Hai Tou Mit Jata Hai, Khoon Phir Khoon Hai, Tapkey Ga Tou Jum Jaey Ga".
The money has now become more thicker than blood.
Good luck to the parents of Shahzeb who got money and will be leave the country quietly.
@samir khan kakar: Kakar sahib. Religiously inclined people will tell you that this is diyat and diyat is acceptable as it is Islamic Law. No matter if the parents were coerced into it. If its diyat, its acceptable.
Time to cry for Pakistan really close at hand. I think that one of the indicators of kayamat is that mosques will be filled with people, but they will not be knowing anything about Islam. As proven by our people on the murder of Salman Taseer, our treatment of minorities (like Shias/ Ahmadis) and pardoning (after intimidation) of killers using Islamic Law. Shgameful. Brings a bad name to our religion.
I have lived and worked abroad with a hope to return to my homeland Pakistan on my retirement. After looking to the drop scene of this case I have become reluctant to take such steps. What a sorry state for the people of pakistan.
In a real sense , shahzeb khan died today.
When is the father of Shahzeb going to resign. Does any body know which country he is migrating along with family . After the unbearable pressure exerted upon him and family the father succumbed. Long live the rule of law oh, sorry rules for elite and powerful.
A number of passionate arguments have flown across the media screens eversince the news of the family pardon under Qisas and Diyat laws surfaced. It is an obvious case where our heart feels that criminals most vile have escaped justice through perfectly legal means available under the law of the land and (apparently) supported thru divine injunctions. Have the parents simply exercised their God given right to the best of their current situation or were forced to betray themselves in a further test so cruelly imposed by the law by not refusing to exercise their divinely granted power to forgive. One has to sympathize with a family that not only had to cope with the loss of a son but also then have to charter a course in a torturous maze of laws that ultimately pits their outrage against the cold realities of the society they exist in. A permanent change of residency abroad is perhaps proof enough that their safe existence was not possible anymore in the land where the legal system had allowed them a right to pardon in the first place. So does this legal system make the weak more vulnerable by giving them this right of pardon? The powerful forgiving the weak is definitely noble, the weak and poor pardoning the powerful and rich, is that really justice?
It appears that the only balm left to the weak party is the hope that this act of kindness will buy them salvation in the hereafter. The money they get here at this cost really does not count. But for our jurists and ulema it leaves a big problem to explain to the devout how justice has been served?
Sickening. Shahzeb's family probably received threats from those vaderas. There's no other explanation.
@Ali: Don't hate the country. Change it's unfair laws. Please do not blame the victim's family, our law is an invitation for powerful criminals to intimidate or bribe the complainant to extract full amnesty. A victim has to "pursue" his own case, too bad if he/she is injured, sick, old, a child or simply too poor or uneducated - in that case, sorry, no justice, the law only listens to the powerful. Even if you win a case you will be subject to extortion and reprisals, the Police is simply too busy doing security guard duty for VIPs and their friends. That is when it is not misusing it's own authority or lining it's own pockets.
In Pakistan one can get away with murder. Shameful.
An out-of-court settlement worth Rs350 million was struck in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before Shahzeb Khan's family pardoned. Shahzeb's family members have also been issued residency visas for Australia and were expected to depart for the country soon.
The court should not accept Shahzeb's parents application to pardon of the murderers and serve justice. This nation needs to set some examples for murderers so that crime can be stopped.
@Abbas: It's not just one murderer set loose to continue killing with impunity. Our laws have set a precedent that in Pakistan, just like rapists, murderers are immune to consequences except that to get immunity a murderers family has to be capable of delivering believable lethal threats. Long live enlightened interpretation of the spirit of Din!
Blame the law which makes it possible to let a murderer walk free.
This is not acceptable, why? No Remorse & Shame shown by convict. The criminal is non-repentant and so has a potential to repeat his rage on another innocent who can't even report an FIR. The case is not settled with the peaceful public and this will result in more and more retaliatory commitment and acceptance of general violence in coming days.
And that's why my friends, I left Pakistan. It was to pure for me. LOL.....
Absolutely unbelievable Getting away with murder takes on a new meaning Is there no sanity Not possible somebody please explain
It shouldn't be even possible for anyone to arbitrarily forgive serious crimes, if justice is to be served every criminal should be treated under the same laws. Justice has to be universally applied to have any meaning. This primitive methodology of Qisas in the absence of effective witness protection is an open invitation to subvert justice by witness intimidation or bribery.
Feeling worthless in sacred Pakistan
I am surprized to see all above comments, just look around you does anybody has courage to go against those feudal? ask this questions to yourself.
I am sure, they pressurized / threaten DSP family to pardon, and not only that poor guy who already lost his son cannot stand against them we also cannot against them without state’s support (which is impossible) thanks to the people of Pakistan for choosing the best people for your leadership.
Anyway, another sad day of my life to see them going free.
@fawad: What an insensitive thing to say about the parents of a murdered son.
@samir khan kakar: Waderas have grown very strong during the tenure of this wadera party, they treat Karachi now as their goth and citizens of Karachi as their haris now
There is no concept of poetic justice in Pakistan specially when the rich r feudal lords are there...very shameful and disgusting....very sorry for the whole nation.
Please note: Sharukh Jatoi is not a son of a feudal lord, but of a contractor. If the family dreaded being threatened, they would not have pursued the case this far - putting everyone around them and involved in this case, in danger. However, I was happy to hear that the family cannot pardon the culprit if he has been convicted by the anti-terrorism court - which Shahrukh Jaoti has been. Lets keep our fingers crossed....
I hate the pictue of him making victory stand in front page of ET. Any way he has been forgiven in the name of Almighty God but this will not discourage the murderers who are killing innocent people throughout the country. Even if he had given life Prison can be a good lesson for people..so sad to hear this news.
The state shall still persecute him.In western countries they will still persecute him because this is not just a crime against an individual but also a crime against the state as he took the life of an innocent citizen
Shameless Khaoon Ka Bdla Khoon. Should be hanged the killer. it is very important message for our society.
Sad Day Indeed.
Words fail me today. Can't find words that could express my sadness and disgust. Very sad day indeed.
@Rashid::::Agree 100% with you,moreover winner also rules over the defeated,just as we see it happening everyday all around us.I feel shocked,ashamed,helpless and frightened
Just like rangers were pardoned by families of their victims under coercion. The law of pardon needs to be abolished.
Suo moto anyone? Hallo, Supreme Court??????
@Ahmad: it is not the leaders fault this time, lets not blame everything on the leaders.
This is not happend first time in pakistan shame on this system
It was terrorism case . His parents don't hve any right to grant pardon.
The outrage, the indignation. Anybody's guess, whether coercion, duress, threat. To life and limb. Of the other offspring. Much more than their own. Which parent will care for its own life whose son has been murdered? And, which parent will touch the blood money of their son? My heart goes to the poor parents.
God bless the witnesses now. I recommend them to seek asylum in Dubai, maybe!!
Pardoning the guilty is good. However this type of pardoning is very bad. Emperor Akbar used to pardon some guilty but would require them to go on a Hajj Pilgrimage to make sure that they are reformed persons. The parents of Shahzeb Khan should have done something similar, like sending the culprits on Hajj Pilgrimage and probably even requiring them to stay in Mecca for one year so that he really transforms to a good person.
The parents appear to be very good Muslims who follow the commands of Allaah and pardon the culprits in the name of Allah, after the cuprits have been judged and:
"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."
Allaah was always there, why did not the parents obeyed the commands of Allaah and pardon the killers of their son in the month of December??
They are mocking the court, the judges and the justice of Pakistan!!
It is a very sad day indeed. I have no doubt in mind that Shahzeb's parents were forced to do so. We don't know but we can well imagine the kind of pressure they must have been put through. They have two daughters to think of. Let's not forget the victory sign the murders waved in the air as they were sentenced to death. Justice in Pakistan, fellow citizens, is served only this way!!!
Just in case anyone thought the death penalty is an effective deterrent just look at that smug face getting away with murder. Only the poor will swing, not the rich or the convicted terrorist who frightens the family. Where is that justice? It is a very sad day. Don't know whether I am more angry or upset, but I spare a thought for Shahzeb's family placed in the intolerable situation time and again having lost their beloved son. His PSP father must just want to walk away from the police force now because the system he has devoted his professional life to has let him down when he needed it most, witness protection is for life not just for trial.
The grin on his face and making the victory sign? This guy should be ashamed of what he has caused but he is not totally to blame. It is his upbringing in the feudal system that has him desensitized.
Most probably the parents had no option but to pardon the killer of their son. They must have been under great pressure generated by threats on the lives and well being of their daughter, themselves and the other members of their families. The sad state of affairs in Pakistan continues.
How can someone, other than the President of the country, pardon a convict? What a ridiculous, medieval system you live under. The government has an interest in prosecuting this crime regardless of what the family of the victim think. That's how it is in the civilized world.
Well, we know now how the third world countries operate, the feudal class wins and the legal system of the country has lost. The parents were most likely pressured, threatened and perhaps agreed to receive some kind of monetary compensation. I say Pakistani laws are meant for the masses and not the ruling or elite class of Pakistan. It is a dark and shameful day, it will perpetuate for another 100 years. These murderers like Davis has gotten away with murder.
parents must have been black mailed
Shame on Shahrukh's parents. Waste of everyone's time and tax payer's money. Utter nonsense!
Why don't we give benefit to doubt to parents.They must have been suffering the loss of their love one and They don't want other parents to go through the same agony and pain I hope that is the case..
The parents of the killed man seem to be having an unnaturally large heart. I would never have done that to the killers of my son .
Another murdering thug goes free. Sad day for us. If the parents were to forgive this murderer, why did they pursue the case for so long? Just goes to tell you that they were threatened.
"Pardon" should NOT be an aoption in killings/murders and these crimes should be treated as crimes against the state. Govt. should pass a law and take this right of pardon from family. We will never be able to get justice in a society where powerful can abuse law and whole system and when other options fail they simply threaten & presseurize the family of victims and this is what happens. I dont know when are we going tos ee justice in developing countries ... I have lost the hope .. :(
@Rotten_Justice: The Diyat law here is not at fault but the way it is used is. According to the Islamic law, Diyat is only applicable when someone kills a person accidentally. Here it was not the case, the murder was deliberate, thereby rendering this law inapplicable. The court should not accept Diyat as a pardon in cases like these..this will lead to an imbalanced society and a corrupt judicial system.
What is "the lesson" for rest of the criminals, who cut throats of many innocent people without any reason; just to show their supremacy over common citizens? A very disappointing decision from shahzaib’s family.
They are loop holes in the law as well, the court should have ordered to implement the court verdict within 24 hrs.
But I am not surprised. See my comments when the sentence was given
@fawad: Or one might think that they were FORCED to pardon. After all they are a powerful family, God knows what the victims family were put through to pardon this case when they were clearly winning. It is the feudal system which is at fault. Nevertheless in cases like these the court should abolish the law to pardon since the victim here is not Shahzeb Khan or his family, rather the citizens.
Rich people always rule... sad!
Parents pardon culprits - but society demands justice. Murderers must not be let loose without serving time.
now you know what the grin on the face of Shahrukh was about when the verdict was given?!
Chief Justice should take sue moto on this! The settlement appears to be fishy!
I think I'm gonna be sick
To save their own "lives"; they have decided to pardon the culprits in the “name of Allah.”
Everyone seems so surprised...why?!!...what else were you expecting...Jatoi's and Talpur's are two of the most powerful feudal families in Sindh...kings and lords, by definition, do not come under the purview of law...the only solution is to transform Pakistan from a feudal to a modern democratic capitalist state...
The pressurized parents agreed to forgive the culprit. Sad day for Justice, indeed sad for Pakistan!
what a shame.i think if case is trialed in anti terrorism court, individual can not forgive. so media was right when it revealed few months ago that both parties are going to settle the matter
He doesn't look repentant at all by his facial expression and 'V' sign
This such a betrayal to all those who stood up for this boy. Shame on shahzebs family who sold out not only their own son but the people who stood up and had a glimmer of hope to bring this boy justice.
All the respected folks here are expressing their disgust, but has anyone questioned these feudals/corrupt politicians/clerics who would manipulate anything, EVEN RELIGION, in order to get their businesses done? It reminds me of the Roman Empire where anyone would get crucified who would speak out against the status quo. So, keep silent and let everything go.
the "V" sign says it all! what price justice?this is pakistan, where two sets of rules/laws run side by side and money buys justice- that is the value of life!The law only applies to the ordinary citizens.If the judiciary really means business, then in spite of the murderer being "pardoned" by the family of the victim, the law should take its course - an eye for an eye.
I hate this country,
My all sympathies to the deceased parents of Shahzeb, but you were not alone who mourn the death of charming Shahzeb, entire nation stood behind you. I appreciate if you would have taken all of us into confidence before taking this decision.
It happens only in Muslim countries.
Culprit families open celebration have proved there is no law and rites of middle class and lower middle class people in Pakistan.Shahzaib family forced to took this decision .our nation motive unity,discipline,faith is now power,status,and link's.
With all due respect to the decision by Shahzeb's parents, they have set a very very wrong precedent.
Hats off to the parents who fought for justice in a country where not even the elite find themselves safe. Until and unless you are a "Badmash" your survival in Pakistan is almost impossible. I m sure Shahzeb's parents must be facing great threat from the culprits or they would have never taken this decision. I feel extremely sorry for them.
I'm aghast, what about the feelings of those young people who fought day and night to see justice for Shahzeb !!!!!!!!!!!!!! what a shame.
This was inevitable.
they would have not taken this decision deliberately rather they would have been compelled to do so for sure....Feudalism Khappy
What a smile on the face of jatoee. The ssssssssmile went through my heart and hit me like a bullet.
It feels like someone punched me in face
Dear all, If something like Shahzeb happens to me or my son.. Please stand with my family.. I promise my family will not take money and if the culprit is hanged it may set an example.
I hope Shahzeb's parents have some real reason which is worth slapping the whole nation and especially karachi youth which showed unity for once!
@ET:where is my comment....
@fawad: It is allowed under Islam. Please be careful with your choice of words.
This is indeed extremely sad. One should simply not expect anything in the country.. knew this is going to happen
Permissible according to principles of Sharia...
For those of you who are upset at this please also in the same breath condemn this Diyat provision of Islamic Law which allows this. You cannot be upset at this and also propagate the imposition of Islamic Law.
now where is NA 245, hahahaha
come on guys what's the wonder about the outcome that was supposed to happen, I would be surprised if he would be hanged
You cant blame Raymond Davis anymore. Can u
@Bilal I thought that there was no provision of pardon by the victim’s family in cases of Anti-Terrorism court. What is going on here?
my dear there is no terrorism act for feudal lords, terrorism is for you and me if we ask for our rights
So today I understand, " Might is Right".
I also want to be among the powerful in the country.
Well ET is just reporting the facts! Its the family's responsibilty to provide an explanation not ETs. Logical?
So Karachi is finally turned into a goth by the corruption party where a wadera or his son and servants can dishonor and kill anyone and would roam around free flashing v signs
We should not forget that third party in murder cases is "state" itself. What kind of law of the land is this that state remains silent when someone pardons in a murder case????
Under the Islamic Laws of Diyat and Quisas the parents can forgive the murderer.
What is the fuss about? Don't we want Shariah in Pakistan?
Due to threats or a lucrative deal...whatever the case may be,Shahzeb's family owes the nation an apology!
Implementation of Qissas and Diyat.
In Islam, Diyat and Qisas does not apply to cold blooded murder. Only in accidental death this applies. This is the biggest mockery of justice in Pakistan. This brat even escaped from the country using a false passport, so the FIA has also pardoned him for this crime? So now we have to pardoned all those terrorists and target killers? I, being a native from the north fully support MQM in their effort to get rid of these feudal lords from Sindh. This killer can be seen waving a victory sign after he was sentenced, and now he and his accomplices are celebrating in jubilation instead of repenting.
Religon should not have any place in the State affairs.
Thats y he was laughing!!!!!!!
What u expect frm justice in pakistan?? Here bhutto family cant get jusitice.. Akbar bugti family denied of justice.. Thousands of people killed by taliban cant get justice.. Salman taseer cant get justice.. Karachiets cant get justice against da brutal operation against them.. Baloch people denied of justice.. Dis all is bring to you by islami jamhoria pakistan in association by army, lahore n big feudal lords n industrialists..
just goes on to prove that there is no law and order system in this country!
if we can understand that why his parents pardoned the culprits why can't the lawmakers look into their reasons and take action?
Allahs court is still open, Shahrukh and sajid and He will punish you! inSha Allah!
Inallilahe wa ina ellhai rajay oon RIP Justice in Pakistan God knows who he is going to kill next
Great act of mercy by Shahrukh's parents, I hope he learns, although it would have been better if he had been hanged as a sign of horror to all those who are powerful. Shame on those who says that parents took money - Disgusting thought
I am speechless! NO ,this is also KILLING Of Justice.But this our fate in Pakistan. NO one gets justice.Since Justice doesn't exist in the country!Shame on such Judiciary!!! & The parents have done Injustice with blood of their Son!!!
Pakistan and Pakistanis are stock of laugh. The news of pardoning is shocking. May be killer and culprit is using his another hand to get pardon after threatening the family members and police and government is not doing anything to protect the innocents.
The ET is telling what happened when and not telling us that why did they pardoned
We are ashamed at this sort of Justice, it is simply injustice. Certainly the parents are forced to pardon him. What is this law that does not have the insight to ascertain the reality and do justice according to it, whereas it is just crippled without witnesses, who have the liberty to change their statements whenever they wish, or whenever they are bribed or threatened. This is a MUSLIM state, which was created in the name of ISLAM, in the name of ALLAH. These acts force us to became ashamed of ourselves, and our people and even our country.
Allah knows best I am happy because another family wont go through what shahzebs family went through and he probably didn't do it that's why Allah gave justice and poured it in shahzebs parents hearts to let him go. People should learn to think positive and stop blaming politics, wealth, etc if that could work shahrukh wouldn't have been through that many trials. We must learn to forgive if a mother forgave for her son the biggest example.
Shah Rukh should publicly say sorry
and islam is all about equality right???
As expected!! The whole nation was fooled again by putting up all the drama!! The rumors were true!! The question is,will the nation protest against this injustice as vehemently as it did for "Justice for Shahzeb Khan" ! A sad day indeed!! Shame!
@fawad: Their parents are been threatened really badly. Don't judge them. They are no middle class. They are high class people against Elite class.
I thought that there was no provision of pardon by the victim's family in cases of Anti-Terrorism court. What is going on here?
So Justice prevailed. Is it ?
"Parents pardon culprit in the name of Allah"... Best thing to do in this country is to play God game! You get clean chit for everything promised for sure!
"Diyat law" miss use ...pressurise and pardon
what's the point of operation against terrorism if this would be the outcome for the terrorists
Pardoning a killer is not a right thing. The parents should not do this as killing to any person is a very grave crime. Pardoning a killer is also a great in-justice towards the victim.
Now all of Shahzeb's friends who organized the protests, participated in Tv shows, and especially those who were eye witnesses are in danger. Before they had the leverage of having Shahrukh in jail now they don't.
Who knows how much pressure the parents were under but this sets a bad precedent for the future. Now people will think twice before trying to be vigilant and demanding justice.
How can the case which is dealt under terrorism laws can be dropped just because the victim has forgiven the culprit ?
feudal lords win, Pakistanis loose
money and power wins, that's the Pakistan for feudal lords
Feeling so depressed where v have reached still running towards our disaster.
@Adnan Siddiqi: PTI is not anybody's servant and btw all major political parties raised their support for the victim. where are they now?
@Adnan Siddiqi: so even in this case you some how found that it is pti's fault
Why did Shahzeb's parent's create such a huge issue and made the entire nation rally for justice for their son, when in the end they had to give in. We are fooled by all.
Pardon or Forgive?
Next time don't bother asking yourself whats wrong with Pakistan!!
A very shameful incidence , if a DSP of Police forced to forgive the murder of his son , how can any common man can get justice .
What will happen to the witnesses now ?
@Hate You: Totally agree with you. The people of this nation has lost their moral values. We have no right to live in this world. We people of Pakistan are responsible for our such state. We dont deserve to live.
CJ please release Sharukh Jataoi and the Talpurs ASAP. We really need to have a population control mechanism in place and these guys were doing a splendid job before you intervened and put them away.
Raymond Davis..... How could I forget u........
This is ridiculous ! All the media coverage to arrest the culprits for life and at the end, the parents pardon them. They must have been paid or he previous stories offering a huge some of money must have been true ! What a drama!!!
Pardon is the right of deceased kinship. One can not go against it, however it must be investigated that whether there was any pressure on Parents or they do it on their free will.
The pardon makes it clear that Shahrukh Jatoi was a liar. regards,
If this is how they wanted to end it than y did they create so much hue and cry about justice and waste the millions of tax payers money that was spent on this case and also to bring the culprit back to pakistan. Now everyone will get the feeling of a muk-muka which wont be so wrong either. This case was supposed to made into an example but unfortunately it didnt.
grin on his face is torturing me.
I shouldn't be surprised, because I expected it to happen sooner or later. But this news really depressed me for some reason. :(
Good luck getting justice in Pakistan. This country is just beyond salvation.
'in the name of Allah' What kind of pardon is that? How can his parents come to this conclusion after such a horrific death for their son? Or do they fear that their other children will also die infront of their eyes?
Not sure how would all the people would feel right now, who not only had struggled and made enemies with the rich in order to get the culprit convicted of his actions. If I was one of them I would have felt seriously let down by Mr & Mrs Khan's actions.
Shahzeb parents shouldnt have done this.. They would definitely have hurt Shazeb's soul after taking this decision. Feudels are like gods in Pakistan. Pakistan is like a jungle where there is no law and no rights. Only Jageerdars and Army has the right to live here and others are their slaves. I feel ashamed of being Pakistani.
A sad day indeed
Justice delayed is justice denied.
No sign of any sadness or sorrowfulness on the face of culprit, knowing the fact the he had committed a heinous crime for which he is been pardoned in the name of Allah. Instead he is showing victory sign with smile as if he have some something. Where is humanity?
Congratulations My Feudal Lords !!!
I cannot understand that a father could pardon his son's murderer, Shame on this entire case! It was not simply another everyday shot and run case, it was a hope for all Pakistanis, specially the weak ones, everyone had their hopes tied to this case. Alas! Nothing will ever change in this country. :(
Similar like Raymond Davis!
Agreed ..... its Really Sad.... we all know what has happened
I always thought everything had a selling price EXCEPT a mother's love for her child. But I was wrong.
Long Live Wadera Rule. No influential person could ever be punished in this "islamic" republic
I can't believe this. Utterly speechless
What a SHAME!! The parents sent the WRONG message to people out there. At least a life sentence was required...Disappointing!
Getting delivered justice is not easy in this country. How did the parents, who fought the case for their son and won, have suddenly changed their stance? HOW?
How much did they receive????
What a shame!! The Parents sent a WRONG message to the people out there!
Cannot express my disgust at the law of this country
Parents shouldnt have pardoned this snake. I dont know what threats they must have recieved for taking this extremely painful step. Death should be awarded to this culprit at all cost or else this society would never get clensed.
A murderer on the loose.
Saddest day of my life :-( wait for another shahzeb to be killed and then killer gets pardon ... i finally admitt we are slave nation and proud to serve " Feudals" ... Sad indeed.
Justice has been done. He was sentenced. His death could not have bring Shahzeb back. Also can lead to lifelong enmity of Shahzeb Family with Jatai's. Forgiving in the name of Allah is something much above than one can comprehend.
As expected, pardon or consequences!
for how much money the soul of Shahzeb Khan was sold? anything can be purchased in pakistan...
So, a killer will be enjoying freedom on streets while people live in fear. What a law !
sad sad news...God knows what sort of intimidations and pressures were applied on poor parents to get this pardon for the monster who took away their son's life
No wonder Shahrukh Jatoi always looked so confident whenever he was in court, even when death sentence was handed to him. He always knew.
Before people starting hating on the parents who forgave their son's murderer, just think that no parent would, unless the circumstances were really really bad. They have a daughter to think about. They have to live with this for the rest of their lives now, that they were so helpless that they had to forgive their son's killer.
Not everything is being told, but the rest is too easy to guess. Feeling sorry for Shahzeb's family and general law and order situation in this country.
Welcome to PAKISTAN!!!
here we go, power and money wins, thats us Pakistan
shameful... disgusting,,,, how much money did they offer you.... unreal man... shahzeb will never forgive you guys...this could have been a serious blow to feudalism in pakistan but not now... sad day for pakistan
Sharamnak. Case was no more a personal one but rather has a broader impact on society. If there was truly any Law in this land, this wouldn't have happened.
I cannot believe this. I am sure the poor people (parents of Shahzeb) were threatened by these Feudals. I as a citizen of Pakistan do not pardon this murderer. The govt should still take action against the murderer on behalf of all Pakistani citizens.
Where is the Civil Society and PTI now which was protesting against this grotesque act earlier?
Cheif Justice please take SUO MOTO in this case!
Shahrukh Jatoi should be hanged! Shahzeb's parents must have pardoned due to threats.
Once again "Elite" wins !!
This happen only in Pakistan.. when justice surface it's head and people see a hope... we pardon the culprits... be it Jataoi or Raymond Davis.
So the Justice done.....what a shame... we all know what would have happened
Oh Allah! ..... unbelievable and shocking. Parents have lashed the emotions of civil society who tirelessly fought to bring justice to the late Shahzeb Khan.
Disgrace!!!!!!!! They bowed before pressure!!!! This nation does not deserve to be alive!!!! We must be destroyed by some catastrophe.
I always argued in favor of Qasaas/Deet as i thought it cant be misused..I was of view that a father whose son was murdered will never accept money in any circumstance and culprit will get the due punishment..Punishment will deter such incidents to happen in future thus bringing harmony/balance in society..but i was wrong..such loopholes must be elimanated from law..Anyone who is influential and have money can easily get away with crime..Only poor ppl will get to suffer the punishment...Elite can do whatever they want and our rotten justice system will for sure provide them protection for their ill deeds
if it is really in the name of ALLAH that I salute the parents...
However pressure cannot be over ruled
Was he pardoned because he is repentant of his deeds, or was this just an arrangement. So it is true, if you have money or power, you will never get punished in Pakistan. Sharukh is now free to tease other people's sisters and daughters.
Good decision .May God Give them peace and good reward.
Pakistan's version of Justice.....so pure!!!
I hate the stupid grin on this murderers face! Very disappointed, he shouldve been hung.
Is the pardon allowed by the laws of Pakistan. Or let me put it this way.Should it be allowed?I would have thought that murder is crime not only agaisnt individual abut also agaisnt state.If start pardoning , no rich influential person will ever get punished.Ijtihad in Islamic law or clarification is called for. Especially when the person against which crime is commited, is no more.
i dont sure if they are doing this with free will. but ALLAH knows best.
and the life in Karachi goes on..............
This my friends is Pakistan !!!
Ladies & gentlemen! Justice in Pakistan!
Feel sorry for Shahzeb's parents. First the loss of the son and now the fear of losing their other children and own lives! Very sad state of affirs. The state should take the case on its own.
After spending all that money of tax payers on this trail? they have the right to pardon them but court shud ask them to pay tax payers money wasted on this case.
Same old story repeats again. They must have sold their son's blood for few million bucks. The law of 'pardoning' should be abolished because it is the most misused law in this country which only helps rich people get away with murder.
Why the Pardon??? They should be hanged to set an example for others !! Really disappointed !
very sad to hear this
I do not trust what has happened..the parents have been coerced into pardoning the culprits.......this decision will only strengthen the feudal who will keep committing terror acts with impunity.
About time. Now FIA should also pardon him for sneaking out.
Rich people will never be punished under these corrupt leaders !! How much more injustice can this nation bear