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‘JIT reports release due to political pressure’


Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

08th Jul, 2020. 06:06 pm
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'JIT reports release due to political pressure'

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has said that the irresponsibility shown by Ali Zaidi related to JIT reports shows that he is trying to benefit the accused.

Talking to media after appearing before the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Rawalpindi, the Sindh Chief Minister said that Uzair Baloch was arrested by the Rangers and under the existing law, the Rangers kept him in custody for 90 days under the Anti-Terrorism Act, after which a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that JIT is constituted under the Anti-Terrorism Act and is headed by a police officer.

Murad Ali Shah said that a 7-member JIT was formed and the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) was heading the JIT, which also included CTD, IB, ISI, MI and Rangers. Representatives.

He said that the JIT was set up by the then Chief Minister and seven persons involved in the JIT had submitted the original JIT report with their original signatures to the Home Department which is available in the Home Department.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that this JIT was once submitted to the court which was returned by the court after review.

Continuing, he said that JIT is one, not many, the original JIT report is available in the Home Department and the same was submitted to the court in a sealed envelope and the court also opened it to read. It was later returned in a sealed envelope.

He said that the Law Department and the Advocate General Criminal Prosecution Department had suggested not to issue JIT reports as whoever was named in it would be cautious.

The Sindh Chief Minister said that unfortunately Ali Zaidi, acting irresponsibly, started reading the unsigned copy, which he himself was saying was unsigned.

Murad Ali Shah said that this put political pressure on us. Then I spoke to the Advocate General that due to political pressure we would have to issue JIT reports.

He said that Ali Zaidi himself had said that Uzair Baloch had confessed to 198 murders and had warned all those involved.

He said that Ali Zaidi had revealed in a program yesterday that someone had come on a motorcycle and handed over a paper to the watchman. May Allah give him wisdom. No responsible person shows such irresponsibility in such an important case.

The Chief Minister said that in view of the irresponsibility shown by Ali Zaidi, it seems to me that he is trying to benefit the accused.

Matter of making JIT reports public

It may be recalled that on June 28, the Sindh High Court approved the request of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader to make public Joint Investigation reports of Baldia Factory, Lyari gangster Uzair Jan Baloch and former chairman of Fishermen Cooperative Society (FCS) Nisar Morai.

After which, during the National Assembly session on June 30, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi brought the JIT report on Uzair Baloch in the House and he mentioned the names of each individual and who was involved in it.

Meanwhile, there was a commotion between the government and the opposition and PTI leader Ali Zaidi and PPP’s Naveed Qamar came face to face.

After which, on July 3, the Sindh government had announced to make public the JIT reports of Uzair Baloch, Nisar Morai and Baldia Town cases.

The Sindh government had released the reports of the joint investigation team of Uzair Baloch, Baldia Town factory accident and Nisar Morai two days ago.

After which, in a press conference yesterday, Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi had demanded the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu notice on the JITs of Uzair Baloch, Baldia Factory and Nisar Morai as he claimed that Sindh government meddled the JIT reports.

He said that it was not a matter of stealing a motorcycle and a car but when the JIT was released, his spokesperson Nabil Gabol started saying that the JIT was not complete.

During the press conference, he also played various videos including the meeting of PPP leaders with Uzair Baloch and also showed the Sindh government’s statement dated March 4, 2013, in which the Sindh government had fixed the price of Uzair Baloch’s head.

Ali Haider Zaidi had said in his affidavit that on page 7, Uzair Baloch had said that he had met Sindh Chief Minister Qaim Ali Shah and Faryal Talpur at the request of Senator Yousuf Baloch and asked him to end the head money against him which was removed on the orders of Asif Ali Zardari and Faryal Talpur.

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