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PPP lawmakers’ names removed from Nazim Jokhio murder case

In an all-important development pertaining to the Nazim Jokhio murder, the names of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MNA Jam Karim and MPA Jam Awais besides six others have been removed from the challan of the case, sources said on Wednesday.

Earlier today, an investigation officer in the case Siraj Lashari submitted the challan before the court of the anti-terrorism court judge. The case now nominates Haider, Mairaj and Niaz as those accused.

Two days ago, the Sindh High Court extended the bail of Jam Abdul Karim, a key suspect in the Nazim Jokhio murder case, till April 14.

The counsel of Karim had submitted a plea in the court for his client’s exemption from appearance.

Also read: SHC extends Jam Abdul Karim’s bail

Nazim Jokhio’s body was recovered from the Jam Awais’ farmhouse in December last year.

The deceased’s family alleges that MNA Karim, MPA Awais and their henchmen tortured the victim to death as he filmed their guests hunting the endangered houbara bustards.

Moreover, Jokhio’s widow had pardoned the accused named in her husband’s murder, saying that she had left the decision at the mercy of Almighty Allah and for the sake of her children’s safety.

It is pertinent to mention here that the former federal government in January said it would fight the case if the family agreed to a “compromise” with the suspect.

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