Ground Report |New Delhi: Zahir Jaffer sentenced to death; Additional Sessions Judge of Islamabad District of Pakistan and Sessions Court Ata Rabbani sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death under Section 302 for the murder of Noor Muqaddam, daughter of former Ambassador Shaukat Muqaddam.
While Zahir Jafar’s father Zakir Jafar and mother Ismat Adam Ji were acquitted. Employees Jamil and Iftikhar were sentenced to ten years in prison. Jamil Khansaman and Iftikhar were the watchmen.
The judge named all the accused and summoned them. Ismat Jaffer, the mother of the main accused, was first named. Judge Ata Rabbani said that whoever I am calling should come forward. The court acquitted Ismat Adamji, Jameel, Tahir and Amjad of Jan Muhammad Therapy Works.
Defendants have the right to appeal against a trial court sentence. They can appeal to the High Court. The case was heard in the District and Sessions Court of Islamabad for four months and ten days. Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani had reserved judgment on February 22 after the completion of the trial.
Zahir Jaffer’s father Zakir Jaffer and mother Ismat Jaffar were present in the court while delivering the verdict.
Former Ambassador Shaukat Muqaddam said on the occasion, “Society and media have been very supportive. Everyone was praying and the whole world was with us. I am very grateful to the media for keeping this issue alive.
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