Court orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case

Court orders retrial in Shahzeb Khan murder case

Karachi (Staff Report): The Sindh High Court (SHC) on Tuesday ordered a retrial of Shahzeb Khan murder.

The SHC announced the decision while hearing a criminal review application filed by Shahrukh Jatoi, seeking a retrial of the case in a juvenile court.

Shahrukh Jatoi's counsel today argued that Shahzeb's murder had been the result of a personal enmity and should not have been tried in an ATC.

In 2013, an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) had awarded the death penalty to co-accused Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur for Shahzeb's murder. Siraj's younger brother, Sajjad Ali Talpur, and his servant, Ghulam Murtaza Lashari, had been handed life sentences.

A couple of months after the sentence, however, Shahzeb's parents had issued a formal pardon to the convicts.