The Sindh High Court on Monday announced that Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur’s death sentences in the Shahzeb Khan murder case to be reduced to life imprisonments.
A special SHC bench comprising Justice Muhammad Ali Mazhar and Justice Nazar Akbar heard the appeals Shahrukh Jatoi, Siraj Talpur and others challenging their sentences in the case. The court changed the death sentences awarded to Jatoi and Talpur to life sentences. The life sentences of Sajjad Talpur and Ghulam Murtaza Lashari were maintained.
The four men wanted their death sentences to be overturned. However, the Sindh High Court noted that while Section 302 (Murder) of the PPC is a pardonable offence, and Shahzeb Khan’s family had pardoned the men, the clauses of the Anti-Terrorism Act were not pardonable.