- Family purportedly accepted Rs 350 million to withdraw murder case, pardon convicts
- Family gets Australian residential visas, to move abroad soon
The family of Shahzaib Khan, the boy murdered in DHA Phase-V on December 25 last year, has pardoned all convicts in the case after a purported monetary settlement.
Per reports, the family submitted a miscellaneous application with the Sindh High Court and informed that they have forgiven the convict who may be acquitted by the court.
They also said they did not claim compensation from families of those convicted. Father of Shahzaib Khan, DSP Aurangzaib, his mother and two sisters have submitted an affidavit in the court on July 17 and said they had forgiven the murderer of Shahzaib Khan in the name of God, the Almighty. In the affidavit, they claimed that they would do not claim diyat or qasas money from families of convicts against the forgiveness.
There were some reports that the family had got visa of Australia and would shift abroad anytime. The family of Shahzaib Khan has also been issued Australian residential visas.
However, the family of Shahzaib, which had claimed that they did not undergo any deal with families of murderer, still claims that it has not received any money. However, sources said Shahzaib’s father had forgiven the murderer and withdrew the case against Rs 250 million.
On January 7, Pakistan Today carried a story under headline Shahzaib’s father to withdraw case for Rs 250 million and claimed that a deal had been finalised between Jatoi and Talpur families and the father of Shahzaib Khan.
Per details of the deal, it was claimed that the father of Shahzaib Khan would forgive the murder of his son against Rs 250 million and withdraw the case. The story also stated that Shahrukh Jatoi would surrender himself before the law enforcement agencies and DSP Aurangzaib would also get special favour in police department.
On January 13, Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime accused in Shahzaib murder case surrendered himself the Pakistani Consulate in Dubai. On January 21, the Sindh government transferred and made him in-charge driving licence of Clifton branch with immediate effect. It may be pertinent to mention that the DSP Driving Licence Branch Clifton is said to be most attractive post for a DSP rank officer in Sindh Police.
The saying could be proved from the fact that former Sindh Home Minister Dr Zulfiqar Mirza appointed his nephew Azam Mirza to the post after assuming charge of his office.
DSP Azam Mirza, who was later promoted to the rank of SP, occupied the office of In-charge Driving Licence Branch Clifton for three years until his uncle Dr Zulfiqar Mirza resigned from office.
On June 07, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) handed death sentences to Shahrukh Jatoi and co-accused Siraj Talpur in Shahzaib Khan murder case. On June 11, Shahrukh Jatoi has challenged his conviction in the Sindh High Court (SHC).