Pakistan

Petition to halt hanging of Saulat Mirza filed in SHC

KARACHI: A petition to halt execution orders of Saulat Mirza has been filed in Sindh High Court (SHC) today, ARY News reported.

Saulat Mirza’s sister has filed a petition challenging death warrant issued by an Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Karachi on Wednesday.

It was said in the petition that an appeal against death sentence of Saulat Mirza is being heard in Supreme Court.

The petitioner has requested for the withdrawal of the death warrant.

On Wednesday, jail authorities had filed a request with an ATC in Karachi requesting for issuance of death warrant for the death row prisoner Saulat Mirza, who has been an activist of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Mirza was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in May 1999 for murdering the managing director of then Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid, his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Khan Akbar in July 1997.

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