(Pakistan, Sialkot): –
A mother shot and killed her son’s alleged murderer in Buttar, Sialkot. Naghman and others were accused of shooting 21-year-old Taslim seven years ago. The courts system is so rotten and criminal friendly in Pakistan that poor victims have no choice left but to ‘do it yourself justice’. It is appalling how justice seekers are treated in the courts by lawyers, court officials, police and others every day.
Justice delayed is justice denied:
In Pakistan, people seem, largely, dissatisfied with the legal justice system of the country. They have to buy justice at a high cost and, that too, after a long patient wait and delay.
Recently another case regarding ‘Justice Delayed’ surfaces in the news where seven years later, a mother shot and killed her son’s alleged killer in Buttar, Sialkot. Naghman and others were accused of shooting a 21-year-old Taslim known as Kaka seven years ago.
Naghman, known as Kodu, was sentenced to death by a local court. Later, Lahore High Court acquitted Naghman in April 2019.
According to police, when the accused came to his village, the victim’s mother killed him and escaped. Police have registered a case against five persons and are conducting raids to arrest the accused.
Pakistan’s justice system is seemingly under control of criminal mafias and supportive of criminals and not victims.
Zain Murder case
Few years ago, Mustafa Kanju, a son of former Minister of Foreign Affairs Siddique Kanju, and four others were accused of killing a 16-year-old orphan Zain and injuring one Hussain, 18.
His mother said to the Chief Justice of Supreme Court of Pakistan, ‘I am a widow with young girls and cannot fight with these powerful people’.
Shahrukh Jatoi killed Khan on December 24, 2012, when the victim was returning from his older sister’s wedding with his family. On their way back they were stopped by a drunk, Siraj Talpur, who tried to harass Khan’s sisters. Khan stopped him and Talpur backed off, as he was alone.
Later Talpur and his friend Jatoi and other accomplices went to Khan’s home, shot him and fled the scene. Khan was taken to hospital but was declared dead.
Constant pressure from the powerful feudal and political families of Jatoi and Talpur led Khan’s father, Aurangzeb Khan, to sign a forgiveness deal. He appeared in court and said he had forgiven Shahrukh Jatoi and Siraj Talpur.