September 26, 2023

IHC hears appeals of convicts in Noor Mukadam murder case


The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Tuesday heard the appeals of the convicts in the Noor Mukadam murder case.
The IHC judges – Justice Amir Farooq and Justice Arbab Muhammad Tahir – conducted hearing of the case.
Shah Khawar, the lawyer for plaintiff Shaukat Mukadam, the father of Noor Muqaddam, the girl who had been beheaded by his boyfriend in his house in Islamabad, appeared before the court.
The convicts in the Noor Mukadam murder case including Zahir Jaffer, Iftikhar and Jan Muhammad had filed appeals against the death sentence.
The plaintiff, on the other hand, had challenged the acquittal of Ismat Adam, Zakir Jaffer, Jamil and six other accused.
The plaintiff had also filed an appeal to increase the sentences of Zahir Jaffer, Iftikhar and Jan Muhammad.
“Various appeals have been filed in this case. So, we will look at them one by one,” the court said.
“The first is Zahir Jaffer’s jail appeal for which we have to appoint a public prosecutor,” it added.
The court issued a notice to the plaintiff and state on the appeal of Zahir Jaffer.
It also directed the registrar office to make a paper book based on the record it received.
The court also sought arguments on the appeals of Shaukat Muqaddam and the state for increasing the sentence of the convicts on next hearing.
Lawyer Kamran Murtaza appeared before the court on behalf of Iftikhar and Jan Mohammad
In the petition against the acquittal of the accused, the plaintiff’s lawyer was directed to give arguments on next hearing.

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