The Karachi Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday reversed its decision on Challan’s future in the Nazim Jokhio murder case until May 12 after a prosecutor and investigating officer ruled the case was unconstitutional and should instead be discussed. in the session court.
The victim’s body was found in a PPP MPA Jam Awais farmhouse last year in November.
The victim’s brother, Afzal Jokhio, appointed Awais and his brother MNA Jam Abdul Karim and their bodyguards for killing 26-year-old Nazim. The deceased had angered law enforcement officials by preventing their foreign visitors from hunting the houbara bustard, a rare bird of birds, according to an initial information report (FIR).
In a final statement on April 29, the Investigating Officer (IO) Inspector Sirajuddin Lashari said the case did not refer to the act of terrorism and sought its transfer from the anti-terrorism court to the regular session.
Today, an ATC judge was scheduled to announce the verdict in the case of the existing courtroom to hear the case.
At the start of the trial today, Advocate Jibran Nasir, representing the National Human Rights Commission, said his client had applied for a review in the Sindh High Court (SHC) against the current April 29 court order. He said the NHRC representative to be the mediator in the case proceedings would be finalized after the decision on the case management was made.
He told the judge that the application for review had been prepared today before the SHC and asked him to withdraw the publication of his order in the case management until the NHRC application was finalized by the SHC.
Approving the application, the judge adjourned the hearing and adjourned the case to May 12 for further notice.