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Landhi jail superintendent suspended over provision of ‘C’ class facilities to Shahrukh

KARACHI: Taking strong exception to provision of ‘C’ class facilities to death row convict Shahrukh Jatoi at Landhi jail, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered suspension of the jail superintendent.  The chief justice visited different barracks of the Landhi jail and expressed annoyance when he saw Shahrukh Jatoi being provided ‘C’ class facilities instead of being kept in a death cell. He asked the jail superintendent as to how he provided such facilities to the death row prisoner. “Where this…

Three-judge SC bench to hear appeals in Shahzeb murder case on Jan 31

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court has fixed appeals challenging the Sindh High Court November 28 verdict that paved the way for the release of Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused for January 31. Headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, a three-judge bench will hear the appeals in the federal capital. Members of civil society have filed appeals in the apex court challenging the Sindh High Court’s November 28 verdict that set aside the sentences awarded to Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused in Shahzeb murder case. While hearing the…

CJP orders transfer of Shahzeb Khan murder case to Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered to transfer the appeal of the Shahzeb Khan murder case to Islamabad.  The chief justice summoned the case file over the appeal which was submitted by the civil society. He also directed the Supreme Court's registrar to set a date for the hearing of the appeal at its earliest. The Sindh High Court declared null and void the sentences given to Shahrukh Jatoi and others, after which the sessions court subsequently granted bail to the suspects. Members…

Court seeks details of settlement in Shahzeb Khan murder case

KARACHI: A sessions court on Friday once again summoned details of the out-of-court settlement reached between the legal heirs of Shahzeb Khan and his alleged murderers. Key suspect Shahrukh Jatoi, and other suspect appeared before the court today as it took up the murder case. The judge sought details of the affidavit which parents of the deceased had filed in the Sindh High Court, pardoning his killers. The hearing of the case was adjourned till Jan 20 when the suspects would be provided copies of the case.…

Verdict overturning sentences in Shahzeb Khan murder case challenged in SC

KARACHI: A petition challenging the verdict of the Sindh High Court (SHC) that set aside the sentences awarded to Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused in high-profile Shahzeb Khan murder case was filed in the Supreme Court. Jibran Nasir, Jamshed Raza Mahmood, Naeem Sadiq and other members of civil society petitioned the apex court assailing the very verdict that paved the way for the convicts to walk free after obtaining bail in the murder case. The petition states the high court erred while overturning an anti-terrorism…