According to Baaghi TV, a local court in Islamabad has sentenced Zahir Jaffer, the main accused in the Noor Muqaddam murder case, to death.
Noor Muqaddam’s father, Shaukat Muqaddam, heard the verdict in the courtroom. Talking to the media after the verdict, Shaukat Muqaddam said, “Today we have got justice in the case. Society and media have given a lot of support in the case.” The whole nation was praying for us and the nation was with us. We did not have to say anything to anyone on this cause. Everyone did a lot for us. Our family is grateful to the media, he said.
Shaukat Muqaddam further said that no attempt was made by the accused to get consent, and if anyone tries, they will not accept it. Earlier, the verdict in the Noor Muqaddam murder case was pronounced, the court sentenced Zahir Jaffer, the main accused in the Noor Muqaddam murder case, to death. Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani delivered the verdict.
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The court sentenced co-accused Zahir Jaffer’s employees Jamil and Iftikhar to 10 years in prison. The court acquitted the accused’s parents. The court also acquitted the Therapy Works employees.
According to Baaghi TV reports, a large number of people were present at the time of the verdict including former Ambassador Shaukat Muqaddam – father of the victim, lawyers, and media representatives. Strict security arrangements were made for the occasion with a heavy contingent of police deployed outside the court. The main accused Zahir Jaffer was also presented in court at the time the verdict was passed.
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Prior to the verdict, speaking to media personnel, Noor Muqaddam’s father said that he is hopeful justice would be served. He stated that he hoped the rule of law would prevail, we have demanded maximum punishment for the accused. I have full faith in my daughter, she was a good girl and she didn’t do anything wrong. CCTV footage also proved that Noor Muqaddam was held, hostage. Shaukat Muaqaddam added, “We trust the court, we hope justice will be done. Everyone who has wronged, will be punished”.
It is pertinent to note that former Ambassador Shaukat Ali Muqaddam’s daughter was killed last year. Shaukat Muqaddam’s, 27-year-old daughter who was killed in the jurisdiction of Kohsar police station Islamabad, while giving a statement regarding the murder said he had received a call from Kohsar police station that his daughter had been killed. He added that when “I arrived at the scene, my daughter’s throat was slit”.
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