HYDERABAD: Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal has assured that those responsible for singer Samina Sindhu’s killing will be lawfully punished and the minister requested the family not to reach an agreement with the killer, according to a report by a private media outlet.
Talking to the media, Siyal said the suspected killer, Tariq Ahmed Jatoi, was arrested within two hours of the incident on April 10 when the singer was shot while performing during a circumcision ceremony. According to the husband, the singer was six months pregnant when she was killed.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Saqib Nisar has also taken notice of the incident. He has sought a report from Sindh Inspector-General of Police Allah Dino Khowaja over the matter.
The murder sparked protests by artists across Sindh. A large number of rallies and demonstrations were held, demanding justice for Sindhu and stringent laws to bar gun-toting people from entering functions.