On Tuesday, a convict filed a petition with the Islamabad High Court (IHC) appealing his conviction and sentencing in the Noor Mukadam murder case.
After being convicted of murder, Jan Mohammad, one of Zahir Jaffer’s two employees, was sentenced to ten years in jail. Mohammad has filed an appeal challenging his conviction in the case.
He claims that his name was not initially listed as an accused in the murder investigation, but that it was later included in a supplementary statement. He is an employee of the Prime Minister’s Secretariat and previously worked part-time as a gardener at Zahir Jaffer’s residence, according to him.
The petitioner claims that there is no substantial evidence to support his involvement in the case, and he is pleading with the court to overturn his conviction on this basis.
On February 24, Ata Rabbani, an Additional Sessions Judge, condemned Zahir Jaffer to death for the murder of Noor Mukadam in a capital case. He was also found guilty of rape by the judge, who sentenced him to 25 years of harsh imprisonment and an Rs200,000 fine on top of that.
Mohammad Iftikhar and Mohammad Jan, two of Zahir’s employees, were sentenced to ten years in prison, but Zahir Jaffer’s parents and TherapyWorks colleagues were found not guilty of the charges.