Shahrukh Jatoi, accused of murdering Shahzeb in 2012, will be released from Malir prison today.
In the 2012 Shahzeb murder case, the Supreme Court (SC) acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and his accomplices in October.
According to sources, Shahrukh Jatoi’s parents and attorneys will visit Malir jail today to deliver the release orders.
In 2013, an anti-terrorism court condemned Shahrukh Jatoi and his accomplice Siraj Ali Talpur to death; however, the high court eventually commuted Jatoi’s sentence to life in prison in the high-profile Shahzeb murder case.
After hearing arguments from their attorney Latif Khosa, a three-member bench of the Supreme Court, led by Justice Ijazul Ahsan, overturned the defendants’ sentences and forgave them.
Shahzeb, 20, was murdered in DHA Karachi between midnight on December 24 and 25, 2012,
Shahrukh Jatoi was arrested for the murder of Shahzeb Khan, the only son of a retired DSP. In 2013, Shahrukh Jatoi was given a death sentence by an ATC.
In 2017, he was “pardoned” by the complaint side under the Qisas and Diyat law. However, in 2018, the Pakistani Supreme Court took note of it. Subsequently, the Sindh High Court remitted his execution sentence to life imprisonment (SHC).