KARACHI: The Supreme Court’s Karachi Registry on Saturday heard the case of transfer of Shahrukh Jatoi, the prime accused in the murder of Shahzeb Khan, from prison to a hospital.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar, who took notice of Jatoi’s transfer to Jinnah Hospital from jail premises earlier this week, expressed annoyance at the accused’s shifting.
“Does the law only exist for the poor?” he remarked, observing that when the apex court took notice of Jatoi’s transfer, the accused was discharged from the hospital.
Shahrukh Jatoi complained of a heart ailment but it turned out to be piles, the Chief Justice remarked, as he demanded to know the whereabouts of the doctor who prepared the accused’s medical report.
Inspector General (IG) Prisons Nusrat Mangan read out Jatoi’s medical report to the apex court, and said Jatoi was transferred to the hospital on the recommendation of the jail’s administration.
The Chief Justice was further irked when he was told that Jatoi is being kept in Category C jail.
Why is a death sentence suspect being kept in Category C jail, Justice Nisar asked, and summoned a report from the jail administration on how many prisoners have been transferred to hospitals.
Jatoi had previously also served most of his incarceration at the JPMC citing medical issues.-Web Desk