RAWALPINDI : Khurram Shahzad , the former
Superintendent of Police (SP)-Rawal, who is one of those
accused in the Benazir Bhutto murder case was
reinstated Monday night as the Senior Superintendent of
Police (SSP) Special Branch.
According to a report, Shahzad took over the office
duties after his reinstatement last night, in accordance
with the notification circulated earlier.
The Anti Terrorism Court on August 31, 2017, had
sentenced Shahzad as well as Saud Aziz , the former
City Police Officer (CPO)-Rawalpindi to 17 years in
jail in addition to a payment of fines.
Following the ruling, Shahzad was detained in Adiala
Jail and Aziz was arrested as well.
However, the Rawalpindi bench of the Lahore High Court
(LHC) subsequently suspended the sentence and issued a
notification announcing the reinstatement of Shahzad as
SSP Special Branch.
It is to be noted that Shahzad was stationed as SSP
Special Branch at the same time as he was sentenced,
while Aziz, at present, has retired from the police
Shahzad and Aziz were released on bail on the orders of
the LHC’s Rawalpindi Bench on October 6, following the
suspension of their 17-year jail sentences and fines a
According to jail sources, the LHC’s division bench
granted bail to the convicted policemen on surety bonds
worth Rs. 2 million each.