The provincial authorities have despatched a petition to the president looking for pardon for the 5 Rangers personnel who have been convicted by Anti-Terrorism Courtroom over fees of killing a scholar in Karachi in 2011, it emerged on Sunday.
The younger man was shot at by the Rangers personnel at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Park in Boat Basin space of Clifton in 2011 and was then left to die contained in the park.
The officers in Sindh Residence Division and Inspector Basic of Prisons workplace informed Daybreak on Sunday that a month in the past, the “petition to grant pardon and remit/commute sentences of Rangers personnel underneath Article-forty five of the Structure of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan” was despatched to the president.
The deadly capturing was filmed by a cameraman and telecast on numerous TV channels, sparking a public backlash over the brutality of educated paramilitary troops.
Households of the convicted Rangers personnel approached the jail officers, subsequently, the IGP Prisons despatched an software to the House Division, the officers stated.
The Residence Division Secretary then submitted a abstract earlier than the Sindh chief minister, which was authorised and despatched to the Governor Home.
As per process, the Governor’s Home has moved the abstract to the prime minister’s home to hunt opinion and submit the identical earlier than the president for the pardon of the convicted personnel.
A piece of media on Sunday reported that the president has granted pardon to the convicted Rangers personnel specifically Shahid Zafar, Muhammad Afzal Khan, Baha-ur-Rehman, Muhammad Tariq and Manthar Ali.
Nevertheless, Daybreak talked to 4 officers within the house division and the Central Prisons Karachi who confirmed that the pardon petition was moved a month in the past, however thus far the provincial authorities involved haven’t acquired any official affirmation of the president’s pardon.
It might be recalled that Constable Shahid Zafar was awarded the dying penalty and his colleagues have been jailed for all times for the homicide underneath Part 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Part 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act of 1997.
The killing of Sarfraz Shah had triggered public outcry, prompting the then chief justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, to take suo moto discover on this regard.
Subsequently, the each the Rangers chief and the Sindh IGP have been eliminated over orders of the supreme courtroom.
In 2013, Rangers personnel had shot dead a taxi driver in a Gulistan-i-Jauhar locality when he reportedly did not cease his automotive after being requested to take action by the officers.
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