Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry on Tuesday took suo motu notice of news pertaining to Shahzeb Khan’s murder and ordered for a report to be presented in court.


Summoning the Advocate General Sindh and the provincial police chief on January 4, he directed them to bring reports on the case and the investigation.


The heinous incident that sparked anger and worry among a large number of students, civil society and political leaders of the country. Protests and rallies are being held countrywide to urge the authorities to take action against the culprits involved in the incident.


It has been a week since 20-year-old Shahzeb Khan was gunned down, yet the police have failed to make any significant progress due to immense political pressure. Shahzeb was killed allegedly by Shahrukh Jatoi near Mubarak Masjid in DHA on December 25.


The killing resulted from a small argument he had with Nawab Siraj Talpur, when the latter’s servant verbally harassed his sister. Talpur and his friend, Jatoi, allegedly followed Shahzeb, even after the issue was settled, and shot him dead.


The two main suspects reportedly escaped to rural Sindh after the murder. A three-member investigation committee was formed by the Sindh Police but so far, the committee has not made any arrests. The investigation teams that were sent to rural Sindh also came back without any breakthrough.


  1. Why selective justice? Hundreds of people are getting killed in Pakistan. What is so special in the case for our supreme court to take action? Political?