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Shahzeb Murder case

SHC reserves verdict on appeals against convictions in Shahzeb murder case

KARACHI: A bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) on Monday reserved its decision over the appeals of the convicts in Shahzeb Khan murder case, ARY News reported. The complainant of the case and father of the murder victim both have been died, the counsel informed a two-member bench, comprising Justice Agha Faisal and Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar, hearing the case. A widow and two daughters have been in the family. All of them are staying abroad and don't want to appear in the court, the counsel further said. If any…

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…

SHC CJ forms bench to decide appeals in Shahzeb murder case

KARACHI: Sindh High Court Chief Justice Ahmed Ali M Sheikh on Monday formed a special bench to take up appeals filed by Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused against their conviction under anti-terrorism law in Shahzeb Khan murder case. The bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Nazar Akbar will hear the appeals afresh in compliance with the Supreme Court’s orders. Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar had taken a suo motu notice over a number of appeals filed by members of civil society who challenged the…

SC overturns SHC verdict, orders arrest of Shahrukh Jatoi, other suspects

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday set aside the Sindh High Court (SHC) November 28 verdict that paved the way for the release of  Shahrukh Jatoi and others on bail, who were convicted by an anti-terrorism court in Shahzeb murder case. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, gave this verdict. The court ordered the police to immediately arrest all the suspect. It also directed the authorities to place their names on the Exit Control List (ECL). On November 28, a SHC…

SC questions civil society’s right to file appeals in Shahzeb murder case

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday questioned the locus standi of members of civil society to file appeals challenging the Sindh High Court November 28 verdict that paved the way for the release of Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused on bail. Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, who headed the three-judge bench, questioned how civil society or NGOs could file appeals when neither the aggrieved party nor the state wanted to question the verdict. He observed that if everyone was given the right to file cases, this would…

Shahrukh Jatoi, other suspects in Shahzeb murder case placed on ECL

ISLAMABAD: The names of Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused persons in Shahzeb Khan murder case have been placed on the Exit Control List (ECL) following the Supreme Court’s directives, ARY News reported. According to official sources, the Ministry of Interior has put the suspects’ names on the ECL in compliance with the apex court’s directives on appeals assailing the verdict that led to the release of Shahrukh Jatoi and other convicts on bail. Members of civil society have filed appeals in the Supreme Court challenging…

SC orders authorities to put Shahrukh Jatoi, others on no-fly list

KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Saturday directed the authorities concerned to put the names of Shahrukh Jatoi and other suspects in Shahzeb Khan murder case on the ECL. A three-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib, gave this direction while hearing the appeals assailing the verdict that led to the release of key suspect Shahrukh Jatoi and other convicts on bail at Karachi registry. While admitting the appeals for hearing, the bench ordered issuance of bailable warrants for the arrest of all the suspects. It…

SC bench formed to hear appeals in Shahzeb murder case tomorrow

KARACHI: A three-judge bench of the Supreme Court will take up tomorrow appeals challenging the Sindh High Court's November 28 verdict that set aside the sentences awarded to Shahrukh Jatoi and other accused in Shahzeb Khan murder case. Headed by Chief Justice Mian Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah, a bench will hear the appeals assailing the verdict that led to the release of Jatoi and other convicts on bail. The appellants stated that the Sindh High Court erred while…