ISLAMABAD: The federal government decided to file a review petition over the Supreme Court of Pakistan’s verdict to acquit Shahrukh Jatoi and his accomplices in the Shahzeb murder case.
In the text of the letter written by the Attorney General’s (AG) Office on the federal government’s decision to review the petition stated that the opinion of the AG was not sought before the decision to acquit Shahrukh Jatoi, while the Supreme Court has already declared this matter as an important constitutional issue.
The letter further stated that the opinion of the Attorney General has been sought on such important constitutional issues, and the AG office has already declared the Shahzeb murder case as a matter of terrorism.
While the apex court in its acquittal verdict reached a conclusion which deviates from the judicial decisions on terrorism crimes. This case is being reconsidered in terms of compromise, corruption in land and other matters, it added.
Earlier, the apex court acquitted Shahrukh Jatoi and his accomplices in the Shahzeb murder case.