In the end, justice will prevail, no matter what. If not in this world, in the Hereafter. That’s why we have Judgment Day.
The Islamabad High Court has handed Noor Mukadam’s murderer Zahir Jaffer double death sentences, upholding the existing sentence awarded to him by the trial court.
This verdict was announced by a two-member divisional bench comprising Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Sardar Ejaz Ishaq Khan.
Zahir Jaffer raped, murdered, and decapitated Noor Mukadam in July 2021. He earlier received a 25-year imprisonment sentence with hard labour and a fine of Rs0.2 million after the rape was proven.
The trial court awarded a death sentence to Jaffer last February, while the two suspects Jan Muhammad and Muhammad Iftikhar — the gardener and security guard at Jaffer’s house — were awarded 10 years of imprisonment each.
VERDICT : Zahir Jaffer Sentenced to Death by Session Court in Noor Mukadam Case
Noor Mukadam – A Daughter, Friend & Much More
Noor Mukadam was just 27 when she was mercilessly raped and murdered by Zahir Jaffer in his household. Jaffer had help from his house staff to torture and get rid of the victim.
The 27-year-old’s father is Shaukat Mukadam, a former diplomat who served Pakistan as an ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan. The barbaric killing of Noor had sent shockwaves throughout the nation.
Ataur Rehman, Senior Superintendent of Police (Investigation), had said, “Whenever someone’s brutal murder is carried out, we shouldn’t care about the financial position of the culprit even if they are the son of a very influential father.”
Pakistani lawyer and women’s rights activist Nighat Dad told an international publication that “There are fears that the accused will get bail and leave the country,” she said.
Final resting place of our beloved daughter Noor Mukkadam.
May Allah Bless Her Soul And Grant Her Eternal Peace. Ameen pic.twitter.com/bsWlX4eosF
— Azhar M Khan (@AzharMKhan3) July 22, 2021
Her friends remembered has as someone with a beautiful spirit and a clean heart. She was adored by her family and friends.
Noor Mukadam’s father had registered a complaint that when they came home they discovered their daughter was missing. They had found her cellphone number switched off and started a search for her. Sometime later, Noor called her parents to inform them that she was travelling to Lahore with some friends and would return in a day or two, according to the FIR.
At around 10 pm on July 20, the victim’s father received a call from Kohsar police station, informing him that Noor had been murdered with a sharp-edged weapon and beheaded.
Shaukat, who identified his daughter’s body, has sought the maximum punishment under the law against Zahir for allegedly murdering his daughter.
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