- Sindh CTD says suspect linked with political party has made ‘significant revelations’ regarding Sabri’s killing
- CJP Jamali dissatisfied with progress of investigation into Awais Shah’s abduction
Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah on Saturday said law enforcers have uncovered important leads in famed qawwal Amjad Sabri’s murder case, as Karachi police claimed that a suspect allegedly linked with a political party had made “significant revelations” regarding the gruesome killing.
Speaking during the Sindh Assembly session, CM Shah announced a Rs10 million grant for the late qawwal’s family and also offered Sabri’s widow a government job while claiming that he was hopeful the killers will be arrested soon.
About the recent kidnapping of Sindh High Court chief justice’s son Awais Shah, he claimed that a nine member committee had been formed to investigate the crime.
He maintained that those who committed the “heinous crime” want to harass the judiciary.
“We have announced that anyone providing information regarding Amjad Sabri or Awais Shah case will get Rs 10 million from Sindh government,” Qaim said.
Meanwhile, the Sindh Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) claimed it has arrested a suspect in a pre-dawn raid carried out in Surjani Town area.
The CTD officials said the suspect is affiliated with a political party and has made “significant revelation” about the murder of Amjad Sabri.
The anti-terror officials involved in the investigation declined to disclose the name of the suspect and the political party he was affiliated with.
SABRI’S SERVANT RECORDS STATEMENT:
Also, Saleem Chanda, who was travelling with Sabri when their car came under attack has told police that he was sitting in the backseat of the car when two men opened fire on them.
“I immediately ducked my head when the first shot was fired and looked up only after the shooting had stopped. I saw Amjad Sabri drenched in blood and took his body to the hospital with help from passersby,” he said in his statement.
CJP UNHAPPY WITH POLICE:
In a related development, Chief Justice of Pakistan Anwar Zaheer Jamali has directed authorities to take measures for the early recovery of Sindh High Court chief justice’s son, Awais Shah, who was abducted from Karachi last week.
After separately meeting Chief Secretary Sindh, Home Secretary Sindh, Inspector General Police Sindh, Director General Rangers Sindh and other investigating officers at the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry, Jamali directed them to take effective and concerted measures to ensure the recovery of Barrister Awais Shah.
The officers briefed Jamali on the kidnapping and informed him of the measures so far taken by the Sindh government for the recovery of the abductee.
The CJP said the incident had sent the wrong message to the general public, causing disappointment and a sense of insecurity among the legal fraternity and their families.
He directed the chief secretary to employ all resources to ensure improvement in the law and order situation of Sindh in general and Karachi in particular.