Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh President Syed Ghaus Ali Shah and Member of the National Assembly Lt General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch have stepped in the Shahzaib murder case to persuade the two parties to reach an understanding.
According to reports, an important Baloch leader had contacted a close relative and senior Pakistan People’s Party leader Nabil Gabol and offered Rs 250 million as blood money to settle the matter. However, Gabol rejected the offer, saying he was willing to pay Rs 300 million if the assassins surrendered to police.
Gabol, however, refused to disclose the name of person who made the offer. Sikandar Jatoi, father of Shahrukh, has assured the middle man that the accused would be handed over to police.
Realising the gravity of the situation, Jatoi has intensified his contacts with people who are close to the family of the deceased.
Gabol said the two PML-N leaders had contacted the bereaved family to settle the matter.
He said he had told them that the accused must surrender to police first as there could be no talks on the issue before an arrest.
Lt General (r) Abdul Qadir Baloch first dissociated himself from the issue, but when he was told about the information, he admitted having contacted Gabol. He said he had good relations with both families but told Sikandar Jatoi that he should first handover his son to the police and then talk about reconciliation.
Shahzaib Khan’s father denies negotiating blood money
KARACHI: Shahzaib Khan’s father, DSP Aurangzeb Khan has denied reports of a deal between him and the accused family for withdrawing cases in exchange of Rs 250 million. Talking to a private TV channel, Shahzaib’s father denied that the family would pardon their son’s killers. “Money is just pieces of paper and is of no value to me anymore and never will be,” he said. The DSP is a part of the investigation team probing the Shahzeb murder case and is also one of the witnesses in his case. “My son Shahzeb is gone but I want other youngsters to remain safe. Those in power think that their children can get away with all sorts of crime because they have enough money to bribe anyone they want. I want to put an end to this.” Online