Noor Mukaddam Murder Case: Zahir Jaffer given double death sentence
Jaffer was sentenced to death after a long-drawn-out trial of over four months
The Islamabad High Court (IHC) upheld the death sentence of Zahir Jaffer, the convicted murderer in the Noor Mukaddam murder case.
The IHC also converted Zahir Jaffer’s 25-year imprisonment sentence with hard labour and an Rs0.2 million fine also into a death sentence for rape.
IHC’s two-member division bench comprising IHC Chief Justice Aamer Farooq and Justice Sardar Ijaz Ishaq Khan announced the verdict which was earlier reserved on Dec 21, 2022.
The IHC also dismissed the pleas of Mohammad Iftikhar and Mohammad Jan, both coaccused in the murder case — who had challenged the trial court’s verdict.
Zahir Jaffer and his two domestic staff Mohammad Iftikhar and Mohammad Jan had challenged their conviction handed to them by the trial court.
On February 24, 2022, a sessions court in Islamabad handed down the death penalty to Zahir Jaffer for the murder of Noor Mukaddam while his employees, watchman Muhammad Iftikhar and gardener Muhammad Jan, were sentenced to 10 years in prison for abetting in the crime.
‘Justice delayed, but justice delivered’: Twitter hails IHC’s decision
I type this teary eyed. It took the justice system in this country approx. two years to sentence this vile murdered. LET THAT SINK IN— Mahrukh (@mahru_aana) March 13, 2023
But this is for the battle that Noor's family especially her father fought! 👏👏 https://t.co/mvYj5cZnpR
Justice prevails.— Faeza Dawood (@FaezaDawood) March 13, 2023
Thoughts with the parents and family of Noor Mukaddam.#NoorMukaddam #ZahirJaffer https://t.co/QrvQ18CyMK
Justice prevailed. I hope no man dares to commit such a horrendous crime again. Rest in peace #NoorMukaddam https://t.co/A18qdXP1SJ pic.twitter.com/kvmrrNwvxm— Omer Saeed (@Omersaeedmalik) March 14, 2023
Zahid Jaffer sentenced to be hanged twice. Part of me is glad that Noor’s culprit will meet this fate but given the incidents we see/suffer I know this death penalty is no surety that there won’t be anymore sick ZJ for the women of this country. #rip #noormukadam— Ayesha Khalid (@AyeshDibs) March 13, 2023
365 days later, justice is yet to be served.— Yusra Askari (@YusraSAskari) July 20, 2022
Rest in power, #NoorMukadam – lest we forget.#Islamabad #Pakistan pic.twitter.com/1jSP5pJIMa
Noor Mukaddam was found brutally murdered in Islamabad’s upscale F-7/4 sector on July 20, 2021.