Sindh govt appealed to the Presidency for Jatoi's release

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had raised several objections to the attached affidavits.

Web Desk September 10, 2013
Shahrukh Jatoi along with three other accomplices was convicted for murdering Shahzeb Khan on December 25. PHOTO: ATHAR KHAN/EXPRESS/FILE

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.


Parvez | 9 years ago | Reply

........and why am I not surprised.

N.A.SIDDIQI | 9 years ago | Reply

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

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