Islamabad Court sentences Zahir Jaffer to death in Noor Mukadam case
Zahir Jaffer, primary accused in the Noor Mukadam case is brought to session court Islamabad amid tight security

Dawood Ahmed :

ISLAMABAD: A session court in Islamabad has sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death in the Noor Mukadam case on Thursday.

Zahir’s household staff Iftikhar and Jameel — both co-accused in the case — were sentenced to 10 years in jail, while all others, including Zahir’s parents and TherapyWorks employees, were acquitted.

Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani announced the verdict, which was reserved on Tuesday following months of hearings. Zahir, his father Zakir Jaffer, mother Asmat Adamjee, and other suspects were present in the court when the verdict was announced.

Noor, 27, was found murdered at Jaffar’s residence in the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20 last year. A first information report (FIR) was registered the same day against Zahir Jaffer — the primary accused who was arrested from the site of the murder — under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of the victim’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, who is a retired diplomat.

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