A neighborhood courtroom on Thursday indicted Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused within the Noor Mukadam homicide case, his mother and father and different accused.
During at the moment’s listening to, presided by Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani, the courtroom indicted the prime accused alongside together with his mother and father, Zakir Jaffer and Ismat Adamjee, their workers Iftikhar, Jamil and Jan Mohammed, and the CEO of Therapy Works Tahir Zahoor have been indicted.
The courtroom has now summoned prosecution witnesses on October 20 and can implement the Islamabad High Court’s order to finish the trial inside two months.
Six accused, together with Zahir, have been produced earlier than the courtroom from Adiala Jail.
Additionally, six defendants from Therapy Works – presently on bail – additionally appeared in individual in courtroom notices. During the listening to, the legal professionals of accused Ismat Adamjee, Zakir Jaffer and Tahir Zahoor offered their arguments.
During at the moment’s proceedings, Zahir acknowledged that Rizwan Abbasi was not his appointed counsel and all that the lawyer had acknowledged was “baseless”. However, the lawyer maintained that he does characterize the accused’s father within the case.
“I want to make a phone call to further strengthen the case,” Zahir prayed the courtroom, whereas his father’s lawyer acknowledged that there was “insufficient evidence” to cost the accused.
The prime accused within the case first acknowledged in courtroom that his co-accused had murdered the sufferer and requested the courtroom in the event that they have been indicted or not.
He then acknowledged that he had dedicated the crime and mentioned “I did it” repeatedly, including that the firearm used belonged to his father, Zakir Jaffer.
The prime accused then made an astonishing declare and acknowledged that Noor had “presented herself for sacrifice and it is permissible in Islam”.
He additionally pleaded earlier than the choose to vary his sentence to deal with arrest as he “cannot go back to prison” as he “gets beaten up in jail”.
Zahir Jaffer then acquired on his knees and apologized to the courtroom. “I do not want to die behind bars. I should be married; I should have kids”. He acknowledged that the lawyer’s remarks have been baseless and pleaded to be pardoned.
“Noor and I had fought. It was my fault, but she was also angry,” he claimed.
Zahir additionally tried to talk to Noor’s father, alleging that he and Noor have been in love and had been in a relationship for 3 years.
“My life is in your hands, you can save me,” he mentioned to the sufferer’s father, including that he didn’t thoughts if Shaukat wished to take his life.
Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, later informed journalists that Zahir was “lying”.
Noor Mukadam, the 27-year-old daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, was murdered in Islamabad’s F-7/four neighbourhood on July 20. Zahir Jaffer was arrested on the crime scene on the identical day. The incident had additionally sparked public outrage and grabbed media consideration.
Zahir Jaffer’s mother and father and their servants are additionally underneath arrest on prices of abetment and hiding proof. According to the challan, Therapy Works workers tried to cowl up the crime and destroyed the proof.