ISLAMABAD: Court sentences death to Jahir Zaffar, the prime suspect in the murder of Noor Mukadam case.
On Thursday, a session court in Islamabad sentenced Zahir Jaffar to death for the murder of Noor Mukadam.
The suspect’s household staff that was present at the time of the incident, Iftikhar and Jameel, were sentenced to 10 years in jail, while Zahir’s parents and TherapyWorks employees, were acquitted.
Zahir, his father Zakir Jaffer, mother Asmat Adamjee, and other suspects were present in the court when the verdict was announced.
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Noor Mukadam, daughter of a Pakistani diplomat, 27, was found murdered at Zahir Jaffar’s residence in the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20 July last year. At the same day against Zahir Jaffer — the primary accused who was arrested from the site of the murder — under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of the victim’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, who is a retired diplomat.