Shahrukh Jatoi shifted to hospital again


KARACHI: Shahrukh Jatoi was shifted to Jinnah Hospital from jail premises on Friday after complaining of back pain.

The medical officer made the request citing the unavailability of proper resources to tackle the ailment within jail premises.

Jatoi had previously also served most of his incarceration at JPMC citing medical issues.

Earlier in February, Jatoi, along with three others, was transferred to Karachi Central Jail after being brought from Islamabad under the custody of the metropolis’ police.

The Supreme Court (SC) had ordered the re-arrest of Jatoi, Siraj Talpur and other convicts in Shahzeb Khan murder case.

Following the court’s order, Shahrukh Jatoi and others were taken into custody from the court premises. The apex court had also ordered for the names of the accused to be placed on the exit control list (ECL).

The apex court had been moved by members of the civil society against the Sindh High Court’s (SHC) decision of ordering a re-trial and the removal of terrorism charges from the conviction against the accused.

The apex court, instead of accepting the civil society’s appeal, took a sou motu action and nullified the SHC order.

The three-member bench, headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar, also ordered the SHC to constitute a bench to hear the appeal on merit and give a decision in two months.

On December 23, 2017, Jatoi, the son of an influential feudal, and other defendants in Shahzeb Khan murder case were released from custody on bail after Shahzeb’s father submitted an affidavit in support of the defendant’s bail application.

Shahzeb was gunned down by Jatoi in a posh locality of Karachi on December 25, 2012.

An ATC in 2013 had awarded death sentences to Jatoi and Siraj Talpur for the murder of Shahzeb, while life sentences were awarded to Sajjad Ali Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari.