MPA Jam Owais handed over to police on 3-day physical remand

Joint investigation team formed to probe Nazim Jokhio's murder

By: News Desk      Published: 10:25 AM, 5 Nov, 2021
MPA Jam Owais handed over to police on 3-day physical remand
TV grab shows MPA Jam Owais surrendering to police.

The police in Karachi produced MPA Jam Owais Gohram Jokhio in court on Friday which handed over the lawmaker to the police on three-day physical remand, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Sindh Jam Owais surrendered to Malir Police on Thursday night in connection with murder of Nazim Jokhio. The MPA was accused of beating Nazim Jokhio to death for filming former’s hunting of houbara bustard along with his Arab friends.

The MPA was nominated in the FIR lodged at Memon Goth Police Station. The family of the deceased with other protesters had staged protests in Karachi and Thatta against the murder. They, however, they ended their protests the legislator surrendered to police.

Meanwhile, a joint police team led by SSP Malir has been constituted to investigate Nazim Jokhio’s murder.

On Friday morning, Jam Owais was produced in the court where the judicial magistrate handed him over to police on physical remand.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah had taken notice of the protests and had directed the police to get the FIR registered as desired by Nazim Jokhio’s family.

Earlier, after the funeral of the slain Nazim Jokhio, the family members protested on the National Highway, blocking the both lanes causing a huge traffic jam.

On the National Highway, protesters burned tyres and blocked roads from Karachi to Thatta and chanted slogans against the police and the Sindh government.

The MPA and his men allegedly tortured to death Nazim in Mamon Goth who forbade some foreigners from hunting houbara bustards and made a video of their illegal hunting. Nazim Jokhio later uploaded the video on social media allegedly angering the foreign hunters and their influential local hosts.

Reportedly, Nazim Jhokio, aged 30, happened to come across some foreigners who were hunting houbara bustards. He told them that it was illegal to hunt this bird down. But they continued with their hunting game. Nazim made a recording of it and later uploaded it on social media.

After some while, Nazim was abducted and his tortured body was found in a farmhouse of MPA Jam Awais Gohram Jokhio in Murad Goth, Malir. There were bruises and abrasions on his body.

The medico-legal officer stated that he could confirm the cause of death after getting chemical and pathology report. Dr Areeb took two samples from Nazim’s body and sent them to laboratory for medical examination.

According to the doctor, after seeing marks of torture on victim’s body, it was obvious that a man’s body could not bear so much torture.  

Reporters Faisal Shakeel and Mumtaz Jamali