KARACHI – A young man, Nazim Sajawal Jokhio, was found dead inside a farmhouse of Pakistan People’s Party lawmaker in Malir on Wednesday, local media reported.
Reports quoting police officials said the tortured dead body was found at the PPP MPA Jam Awais' farmhouse in Malir.
The deceased was allegedly tortured to death for stopping 'Arab tourists' from hunting Houbara bustard, a bird threatened with global extinction, in Karachi’s Memon Goth, the police said Wednesday.
The deceased seem to have succumbed in wake of severe torture at the Jam House. The Chief Minister of Sindh Murad Ali Shah directed the law enforcers to lodge an FIR on the complaint of the bereaved family. Following the directives, police booked the case on behalf of Afzal Jokhio.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s relatives claimed that Jokhio was killed at the behest of influential persons as he shot a live video of endangered bird hunting near his home in Jungshahi.
Victim’s brother alleged that lawmakers of the Sindh ruling party other than the foreign tourists were involved in the murder of his brother. He said his brother filmed hunting by the foreign guests of the lawmakers and broadcast it live on social site.
FIR against PPP MPA Jam Awais Jokhio for torturing to death Nazim Jokhio, father of four, for trying to prevent Arab hunters from illegal hunting pic.twitter.com/AzcJ1xhjy9— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) November 3, 2021
The grief-stricken man went on to say that his brother continuously received ‘threats’ from Jam House and later they were summoned to the farmhouse. He said when they arrived at the farm house, the lawmakers allegedly started beating his brother.
Later, two persons belonging to Jam House informed them about the death of his brother.
Victim, in his last clip, did not name anyone but said that those threatening him would be responsible. “I am not afraid but this video statement of mine should be kept on record. I am receiving threats and I would not seek an apology,” he can be heard saying in the clip.
Meanwhile, the deceased body had been shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for the completion of legal formalities. A case has been lodged under Sections 302 and 34 on the complaint of the victim's brother.
Enraged over the horrific death, the relatives of deceased and Jokhio community members from Malir also staged a protest and blocked the National Highway.
Pakistani rupee advanced its winning momentum against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market amid strong economic cues.
On Saturday, the US dollar was being quoted at 285.15 for buying and 287.95 for selling.
Euro moves down to 309.9 for buying and 310.5 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 359.4 for buying, and 360.05 for selling.
UAE Dirham AED also moved down to 77.45 whereas the Saudi Riyal drops to 75.82.
|UK Pound Sterling||GBP||359.4||360.05|
|Hong Kong Dollar||HKD||36.38||36.48|
|New Zealand Dollar||NZD||173.44||175.44|
The price of gold fell by thousands of rupees as precious metal lost shine despite an upward trend in the international market.
On Saturday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs217,300 and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs186,300.
Meanwhile, single tola of 22 Karat gold costs Rs199,190, 21 karat rate costs Rs190,138 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,975.
Globally, gold prices hover at around $2072, gaining $32 on Saturday.
|Lahore||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Karachi||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Islamabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Peshawar||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Quetta||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sialkot||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Attock||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujranwala||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Jehlum||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Multan||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Bahawalpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Gujrat||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nawabshah||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Chakwal||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Hyderabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Nowshehra||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Sargodha||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Faisalabad||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|
|Mirpur||PKR 217,300||PKR 2,705|