KARACHI: Taking strong exception to provision of ‘C’ class facilities to death row convict Shahrukh Jatoi at Landhi jail, Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Saturday ordered suspension of the Jail Superintendent.
The chief justice visited different barracks of the Landhi jail and expressed annoyance when he saw Jatoi being provided ‘C’ class facilities instead of being kept in a death cell.
He asked the jail superintendent how he provided such facilities to the death row prisoner. “Where this man should be?” CJP asked while pointing to Jatoi.
Later, he returned to the Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry where acting prisons IG appeared before him on his directives.
CJP Nisar asked the IG how the convict awarded death penalty was provided such facilities and directed him to take action against those responsible.
Jatoi, and his friend Siraj Talpur were sentenced to death while his younger brother Sajjad Talpur and their cook Ghulam Murtaza Lashari were awarded life in prison by an anti-terrorism court in the Shahzeb Khan murder case.—NNI