A protest was held in opposition to the killing of Noor Mukadam — daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam — outdoors the Islamabad Excessive Court docket on Monday with demonstrators demanding justice.
The protest demonstration was staged by pals of Noor, who converged outdoors the IHC because the courtroom took up the post-arrest bail petitions of the dad and mom of Zahir Jaffer — the prime suspect in Noor Mukadam’s killing.
The protesters, holding placards in search of justice for Noor, urged the courtroom to not grant bail to Zahir’s dad and mom as they’d allegedly supported him.
Case listening to
In the meantime, Justice Amer Farooq of the IHC carried out a listening to on the post-arrest bail pleas of the important thing suspect’s dad and mom — Zakir Jaffer and Asmat Zakir Jaffer — and issued notices to authorities involved earlier than adjourning the listening to until Sep 15.
Earlier through the proceedings, Justice Farooq directed the counsel of Noor’s household, Advocate Shah Khawar, to submit an influence of lawyer at present. The counsel assured the courtroom he would submit the doc.
Khawar informed the courtroom that the bail cancellation pleas for Therapyworks — a counselling and psychotherapy service — workers had been additionally pending, saying the courtroom might additionally take up the petition.
Justice Farooq remarked that the foundations for bail cancellation and approval had been totally different, therefore “we are going to take up these petitions individually.”
The workers of Therapyworks had been arrested on Aug 14 by investigators over their alleged involvement in attempting to rescue the prime suspect by taking him from the home earlier than the police arrived. They had been granted bail on Aug 23, which was challenged by Noor’s father on Aug 26.
Zahir’s dad and mom had been taken into custody on July 25 following the arrest of their son for allegedly concealing the fabric details from the investigation staff. Subsequently, they’d approached a district and classes courtroom for bail.
The courtroom had on Aug 5 dismissed the post-arrest bail purposes of Zahir Jaffer’s dad and mom and noticed that they abetted the homicide of Noor and tried to hide materials proof.
Based on the challan submitted by the investigators to the classes courtroom on Sep 9, Noor tried to flee twice from the unlawful detention of Jaffer. Nevertheless, as a result of collusion of the safety guard and a gardener, she couldn’t handle to get herself free.
Furthermore, on the day of the incident, July 20, Jaffer had contacted his father, who was in Karachi, on cellphone 4 occasions and the latter knew concerning the unlawful detention and the state of affairs at their house. However his dad and mom by no means knowledgeable the police, and even after their son beheaded the lady his father Zakir Jaffer tried to calm down the assassin and informed him: “You needn’t fear, I can deal with this, I’m sending individuals to rescue you and to eliminate the lifeless physique,” mentioned the challan.
Noor, 27, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was discovered murdered at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20.
A primary info report (FIR) was registered later the identical day in opposition to Zahir Jaffer, who was arrested from the location of the homicide, underneath Part 302 (premeditated homicide) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the grievance of the sufferer’s father.
In his grievance, Shaukat Mukadam had acknowledged that he had gone to Rawalpindi on July 19 to purchase a goat for Eidul Azha, whereas his spouse had gone out to choose up garments from her tailor. When he had returned house within the night, the couple discovered their daughter Noor absent from their home in Islamabad.
That they had discovered her cellphone quantity to be switched off, and began a seek for her. Someday later, Noor had known as her dad and mom to tell them that she was travelling to Lahore with some pals and would return in a day or two, in line with the FIR, a replica of which is offered with Daybreak.com.
The complainant mentioned he had later obtained a name from the suspect, son of Zakir Jaffer, whose household had been the ex-diplomat’s acquaintances. The suspect had knowledgeable Shaukat that Noor was not with him, the FIR mentioned.
At round 10pm on July 20, the sufferer’s father had obtained a name from Kohsar police station, informing him that Noor had been murdered.
Police had subsequently taken the complainant to Zahir’s home in Sector F-7/4 the place he found that his “daughter has been brutally murdered with a sharp-edged weapon and beheaded”, in line with the FIR.
Mukadam, who recognized his daughter’s physique, has sought the utmost punishment underneath the legislation in opposition to Zahir for allegedly murdering his daughter.