Friday, December 1, 2023

Shahrukh Jatoi was released after 10 years

Shahzeb Khan’s murder suspect has been released from Malir Jail after 10 years. The Pakistani Supreme Court acquitted the Shahzeb murderers last month.

The highest court reversed the Sindh High Court’s decision to sustain the accused’s penalty and ordered their release after reconciling with the bereaved family.

The Supreme Court exonerated death row inmate Jatoi on October 18.

On October 18, the accused party’s lawyer, Latif Khosa, told the three-member bench headed by Justice Ijaz Ul Ahsan that the parties had reached a settlement.

Khosa told the judge that his clients had no plans to spread terror and that the murder case was being portrayed as terrorism.

After the SC’s acquittal, the AG’s office filed a review petition and drafted a letter to the Supreme Court.

According to the letter, the AG’s office wasn’t consulted before Jatoi’s acquittal. It noted that critical constitutional decisions should be consulted with the AGP’s office.

Shahzeb, 20, was shot in Karachi’s upscale neighbourhood on December 24-25, 2012.

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