Thursday November 18, 2021

MNA Abdul Karim Gets Clean Chit in Nazim Jokhio Murder Case

KARACHI: In a surprising development in the Nazim Jokhio murder case, the petitioner of the deceased, his brother Afzal Jokhio, has withdrawn his complaint against PPP MPA Jam Awais’s elder brother, MNA Jam Abdul Karim.

MNA Abdul Karim was nominated as a suspect in the case on November 9 and acquired protective bail from the Balochistan High Court on November 12.

The development, on Thursday, came as Afzal Jokhio recorded his statement during a hearing in the court of the Malir judicial magistrate.

At the outset of the hearing, six arrested suspects, including prime suspect Jam Awais were presented before the court.

Inspector Siraj Lashari informed the court that the investigation was handed over to him yesterday and the former investigation officer (IO) Mujtaba Bajwa will no longer handle the case.

The new IO, Lashari, then moved a plea seeking a 14-day extension in the physical remand of the arrested suspects.

He said that the post-mortem report of the deceased hasn’t been received yet.

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