- MNA Abdul Karim is a suspect in Nazim Jokhio murder case.
- He was nominated in the case on November 9, 2021.
- Sheikh Rasheed says MNA to be arrested on arrival from Dubai.
ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Saturday decided to place the name of PPP’s member of National Assembly (MNA) Jam Abdul Karim on the Exit Control List (ECL).
The decision was made during a meeting of the cabinet’s ECL committee, with Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed in the chair and Law Minister Farogh Naseem in attendance, according to a statement.
MNA Abdul Karim, who is currently in Dubai, was nominated as a suspect in the murder case of Nazim Jokhio on November 9, 2021.
In a press conference earlier in the day, Rasheed had said Karim would be arrested upon arrival from Dubai.
The interior minister said that according to the law, the PPP “should have sought bail from the court”, adding that if the suspect is brought here ahead of the voting on the no-trust and he will be arrested at the airport as they have no order from the court regarding his bail.
“I have directed Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and Sindh Police IG to arrest PPP MNA Jam Abdul Karim from the airport,” he said.
But the Sindh High Court had on Friday granted 10-day protective bail to Karim in the Nazim Jokhio murder case, according to a Daily Dawn report.
In 2021, Nazim Jhokio had stopped a car with a foreign registration number plate and asked the people sitting inside the vehicle why they blocked the road and what they were doing there. During a verbal brawl, the youth filmed the entire episode.
Nazim was given death threats and they tried to snatch his mobile. He, somehow, managed to escape from the scene and uploaded the video on social media platforms which went viral.
The PPP MNA called him at his house and tortured him, his family had claimed. The family had said that Nazim was tortured to death by the PPP lawmaker.
On November 3, the police recovered Nazim’s body from Memon Goth in Malir and got his postmortem done.