Islamabad, January 06, 2018 (PPI-OT):The petitioners asserting to be the residents of same locality/city where the incident of Shahzeb murder took place, have filed the Criminal Petition for leave to appeal challenging the Order of High Court of Sindh in the matter findings the same not to attract provisions of Anti-Terrorism Act and setting aside the conviction recorded by the Trial Court.
It has been stated in the petition that incident of gruesome murder resulted in striking terror which created fear and insecurity in general public. On December, 2012 main accused after committing murder managed to escape away from Pakistan. By the Order of Supreme Court accused was arrested and brought back to Pakistan and presented in the Court.
A Criminal Petition for leave to appeal has been filed in the Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi. The Hon’ble Chief Justice of Pakistan, Mr. Justice Mian Saqib Nisar has ordered immediate transfer of said petition from Supreme Court Branch Registry Karachi to Principal Seat Islamabad and to fix the matter for hearing.
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