Pakistan

New date to be sought for Saulat Mirza’s execution

Machh Jail officials will write to the Sindh government and seek a fresh date for Saulat Mirza’s execution.

Saulat Mirza was to be hanged on March 19 for the murder of KESC MD Shahid Hamid. However, his execution was delayed till April 30th by Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussain after a controversial video clip of the death-row inmate was released.

The Machh Jail authorities will write a letter to the Sindh government and seek Mirza’s execution date. Saulat Mirza, a former worker of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) placed blame on MQM chief Altaf Hussain for ordering the hits on Shahid Hamid. He also cited senior MQM leader Babar Ghouri as the one who passed orders to Saulat Mirza for executing the KESC MD. Saualt Mirza also alleged that Sindh Governor Ishrat-ul-Ebad was responsible for protecting criminals belonging to MQM who were imprisoned.

MQM rejected all allegations by Saulat Mirza and claimed innocence from all his accusations. Following Mirza’s confessional video, his execution was delayed by President Mamnoon Hussain.

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