Journalist seeks judicial inquiry to probe son’s murder
KARACHI: Abbas Jalbani, a Karachi-based journalist, has demanded the government to conduct judicial enquiry into his son Muhammad Rafiq Jalbani’s murder case.
Addressing a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Tuesday, the journalist informed media persons that his son’s murder case was being ‘mishandled’. “The police is not performing its job well, and the local newspapers are also exploiting the issue,” he said. He also appealed to shift the case from Thatta (he was shot here) to Karachi, as he is unable to afford regular visits to the former.
Jalbani said that it was a high profile murder case and only a ‘fair investigation’ could unveil the faces behind. “My son was shot dead because he was against the corruption in civil society organizations,” he asserted.
Abbas Jalbani has nominated five persons in the murder case including Dr Shoaib Subhani, Contractor Bashir Ahmed, Gujjo Press Club’s President Habib Memon, Zulfiqar Jokhio and Sattar Brohi.
Rafique Jalbani was shot dead in Makli, Thatta, on July 26 before Iftar near his house.
He said that the issue of corruption in the Nur Goth was the reason of the killing of his son. Nur Goth is village named after a girl who passed away in the UK in November 2012 because of a heart ailment. Her UK-based parents played an important role in raising funds for the model village.