On Tuesday, a session court reserved verdict in Noor Mukadam’s murder case. The session court led by Ata Rabbani stated the verdict would be announced on February 24.
The verdict comes after the defence and prosecution finished their arguments. Noor Mukadam, 27, was murdered on July 20 in the F-7 sector of Islamabad’s Kohsar police station.
An Islamabad court charged the key suspect in Noor Mukadam’s murder, Zahir, in October 2021. Three other family members were charged: Jamil, Jan Mohammad, and Tahir Zahoor, the owner of Therapy Works, a counselling and psychotherapy organisation.
During a prior hearing, the owner of Therapy Works and five other suspects’ lawyers pleaded with the court to acquit them.
In a court, Zahir Jaffer, the principal accused in Noor Mukadam’s murder, said he had lost consciousness and found Noor dead when he awoke. He said he was innocent and that Noor Mukadam’s family was trying to frame him for money.
Jaffer accused Noor and her father Shaukat Mukadam in a written declaration given to the court. Noor’s relatives tried to frame him to get money from his wealthy family, the prime accused alleged. A drug party was imposed upon Noor Mukadam and her friends.
Noor Mukadam was decapitated on July 20 in Islamabad’s F-7 district. The Islamabad police detained suspect Zahir Zakir Jaffer from his house on the night of July 20.