Sindh government had been working to secure Shahrukh Jatoi's pardon and had sent a pardon summary to the Presidency, Express News reported on Tuesday.
"An appeal to pardon Jatoi was sent to the Aiwan-e-Sadr directly instead of the interior ministry," reported Suhail Chaudhry, Express News correspondent.
However, the Presidency forwarded the appeal to the Interior Ministry during the tenure of former president Asif Ali Zardari.
Upon the receipt of the summary, interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan raised several objections on the attached affidavits.
The Sindh government had tried to pressurise the Interior Ministry to approve the summary as it wanted Shahrukh’s death sentence to be pardoned, reported Geo News.
Shahrukh Jatoi, Nawab Siraj Talpur, Nawab Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari had earlier been handed down the death sentence and life imprisonment for the murder of Shahzeb Khan, in a case that had gripped the nation’s attention for its significance as a test case for delivering justice amidst the travesties of class difference.
All four murderers had appealed to the Sindh High Court six days after a Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court had handed down the death penalty to prime suspects Shahrukh Jatoi and Nawab Siraj Talpur and life imprisonment for co-accused Nawab Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari for their involvement in the gruesome murder of Shahzeb Khan on the night of December 24-25, 2012 in the upscale DHA neighbourhood of Karachi.
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........and why am I not surprised.
Its a pity. My son is asking, if I would be able to pay for him 35 crores in case........ Or If i would be selling him for the amount
Does anyone realise that without Sindh government's prosecution these criminals would not have been convicted to begin with?! The feudal President duly forwarded the summary he received to the interior minister in accordance with the Constitution despite having discretionary powers to act on it.
Blaming Sindh government is a desperate attempt to divert attention from the medieval laws of Diyat and Qasas and the fact that they are incompatible in the modern world.
Yet another attempt to punish a scapegoat and save the root of problem.
How sad news for the nation that money has shown its power to all the people.
That is the mindset of Sindh government, no wonder Karachi is such a mess.
Under the Terrorism Act the killers are a threat to society and state cannot let them go. Any one can check the laws on this, anyone can file a petition to stop any pardon.
Even if we assume that the family of the victim has pardoned the killers after Diyyat, those killers cannot be exonerated because: 1. illegal weapon was used by the prime killer Shahrukh Jatoi. 2. hundreds of boys & girls have spent thousands of hours in protesting for arresting the killers. 3. Shahrukh Jatoi is criminal of the entire society. 4. the use of illegal weapons invokes punishment Anti-Terrorism Act. 5. The chief Security Officer of Bilawal House was an accomplice in absconding the killer from Karachi airport. 6. Many big guns of PPP have close "business" relationship with the killer's father SikanderJatoi- a billionaire of Sindh.
He must be hanged...
Sad, typical wadera mindset, that is what this case was against. Very sad that the mindset won.
Was it the official CM or the de facto CM?
The family didn't pardon this murderer it was on live TV. The people involved in the Sindh government should be handed also.
Totally agree with you Brother Bari.
One day these three killers will a great leaders in Sindh.
no body has power to pardon culprits when judgement passed by anti terrorist court...
Fuedalism continues to rot this nation. Only way to eradicate it is to create new provinces.
It is the duty of present Government to investigate how the case was handled by the prior Government and who were involved in injecting pardon and why, while this case is under acts of terrorism. Present Government must provide full security to the victim party and justice be served without any slightest bias that can heal so many deeply affected people. The bold arrogance shown in the court by the culprit is a highest level of mockery in any states justice system and CJP must ensure that must not happen ever again.
What have Sindh govt to do in this case ???!!! They are one who promote such people they are the one's who is playing with blood in karachi also.
People should now open their eyes who sindh govt is protecting !! murderers !!
Tappi strikes again!