Federal JIT in Jokhio murder case being mulled

Following Prime Minister Imran Khan’s notice of Nazim Jokhio’s alleged murder on orders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Jam Awais Jokhio, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail on Saturday, November 6, visited the victim’s family in Thatta to offer condolences and assure them of justice.

While talking to media at the occasion, Governor Ismail stated that he would implore the Premier for the setting up of a joint investigation team (JIT) at the federal level.

On Thursday, November 4, police booked Jam Awais and his accomplices in the case and arrested two suspects. Nazim’s family staged a protest along the National Highway against the police’s lack of action against MPA Jam Awais, an influential feudal landlord. The following day, November 5, Jam Awais Jokhio surrendered himself over to police, allegedly after PPP Chair Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari contacted the aggrieved family and assured them of justice.

On Saturday, Nazim Jokhio’s autopsy at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medial Concern confirmed he had been severely tortured, with marks found all over the body including the head, face and genitals. Meanwhile, a team constituted by the East Zone’s Deputy Inspector General of Police Saqib Ismail Memon recovered three sticks allegedly used to torture the victim to death.

During his brief with the media, Governnor Ismail stated that the aggrieved family wants an independent JIT to conduct the inquest, however the Sindh government is not paying heed to their requests.

Jail authorities prevent prisoners’ suicide attempt

Jail authorities managed to thwart three inmates’ suicide bid at the Faisalabad Central Jail.

Prisoners Gulfam, Awais and Aun along with their accomplices reportedly began brawling with other inmates, due to which they were transferred to another cell. There, the inmates began cutting themselves with a blade in an apparent suicide attempt, however jail authorities managed to intervene.

A case has been registered against five inmates, including the three who attempted suicide.

Differently-abled Khyber cricketers complain of being snubbed

Differently-abled cricketers from Khyber district on Sunday alleged discrimination, stating they have been repeatedly passed over for selection in district and provincial level cricket teams for the past decade.

During a press conference at the Khyber Press Club in Landikotal, senior Special Persons Organization officials claimed that district and provincial selectors did not extend them an invite to participate in cricket team trials, and that differently-abled persons from Landikotal were passed over in the sport events currently underway in Peshawar.


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