Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Arrest warrant for MNA Jam Abdul Karim could not be issued, say jurists

The Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Jam Abdul Karim, who has been nominated for the murder of local journalist Nazim Jokhio, has received legal advice on whether or not he should be arrested as a result of the imminent arrest.

According to legal experts, Jam Abdul Karim’s arrest warrant could not be issued by the court since the police did not file the challan in the Nazim Jokhio murder case to the anti-terrorism court (ATC), which is where the warrant should have been issued.

They went on to say that the ATC did not issue an arrest warrant for the PPP MNA and that Jam Abdul Karim had been granted protective bail for a period of ten days.

Earlier in the day, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed announced that he would detain Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) MNA Jam Abdul Karim, who has been charged with the murder of Nazim Jokhio and who is planning to return to Pakistan to vote in a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Imran Khan, pending further investigation.

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In addition, “Jam Abdul Karim’s name will be added on the ECL,” he stated, adding that “consultation will also be made to arrest him through Interpol.” Following his detention, Sheikh Rasheed stated that Jam Abdul Karim would be handed over to the Inspector General of Sindh.

In addition, Governor Sindh Imran Ismail has addressed a letter to Director General (DG) Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) requesting that the name of the prime suspect be included in the Provincial Nationality Identity List (PNIL).

His request was to have his name added to the Provisional National Identification List (PNIL) so that he would be prevented from fleeing the country after voting against Prime Minister Imran Khan during the no-confidence motion in the government.

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