Tuesday, October 4, 2022

Zahir Jaffer sentenced to death in Noor Mukadam case

On Thursday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad condemned the principal culprit in the high-profile Noor Mukadam murder case, Zahir Jaffer, to death in the presence of a jury.

The decision was announced by Atta Rabbani, an Additional District and Sessions Judge. Tahir Zahoor, the proprietor of a counseling and psychotherapy firm named Therapy Works, and his five employees were found not guilty by the court and sentenced to ten years in prison. Jamil and Jan Mohammad were sentenced to five years in prison.

In addition, the parents of the chief accused β€” Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Adamjee β€” were found not guilty by the court.

Noor Mukadam, a 27-year-old woman who lived in Islamabad’s F-7 area, was murdered on July 20 while under the jurisdiction of the Kohsar police station. She was the daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, who served as Pakistan’s previous ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.

On February 22, the court deferred its decision in the case until after both the prosecution and defense parties had finished their arguments in the case.

Zahir Jaffer, the primary suspect in the murder investigation, was indicted by an Islamabad court in October of the following year. In addition to him, two of his family’s employees β€” Jamil and Jan Mohammad β€”, as well as Tahir Zahoor, the proprietor of a counseling and psychotherapy firm titled Therapy Works, and his staff, were also indicted.

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In a press conference following the announcement of the judgment, Shaukat Muqakdam stated, “It was a question that concerned the daughters of the whole of Pakistan.” “I was hopeful that justice would prevail, and justice did indeed prevail.”

He went on to say that Zahire Jaffer’s death sentence would create a precedent for the country.

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