Sindh

Court restrains transfer of Dr Soomro murder case to military court till Jan 27

SUKKUR: Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday restrained transfer of Dr. Khalid Mehmood Soomro murder case to a military court till January 27, ARY News reported.

Sukkur bench of the high court heard a petition of the defence, in which it was argued that the case already being heard by an anti-terrorism court and sought a court order for restraining transfer of the case to a military court.

The bench issued a restraining order till January 27 and also summoned the reply of the Attorney General over the matter.

Jamiat Ulema Islam-Fazl (JUI F) had staged sit-ins in different cities of Sindh in December seeking transfer of the murder case of the party’s provincial secretary Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro to a military court for hearing.

Workers of the JUI-F also staged a sit-in in Larkana at roads leading to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh blocking them for hours.

Protest forced Speaker Sindh Assembly Agha Siraj Durrani and other PPP leaders to return, who were travelling to Garhi Khuda Bakhsh to attend a ceremony with regard to the death anniversary of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto.

Commissioner and DIG Larkana held talks with sons of slain JUI-F leader and assured them that the case will be forwarded to the special court within ten days.

JUI F ended its province wide protest after the assurance by Sindh government in black and white to send the murder case of Dr Soomro to military court.

Dr Khalid Mehmood Soomro was shot dead in Sukkur on November 29, 2014, while he was leaving a mosque after offering Fajr prayers.

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