Pakistan

Saulat Mirza's execution delayed for 30-days

ISLAMABAD: Execution of death row convict Saulat Mirza has been postponed for 30 days, ARY News reported.

President Mamnoon Hussain has signed the summary sent by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif seeking 30-day delay in the execution of Saulat Mirza.

The 30-day postponement of the execution will begin from April 1.

The postponment of Saulat Mirza’s hanging has raised chances that his statement in which he alleged leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for target killing will be investigated.

Earlier this week, an Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) in Karachi had issued fresh death warrant of condemned prisoner Saulat Mirza for April 1st.

This was the third time that death warrant of Saulat Mirza was issued. Previously, he was scheduled to be executed on March 19 at 5:30 AM.

But his execution was postponed at eleventh hour for 3 days on presidential orders after his video statement in which he made shocking revelations and confessions about target killings and allegations on leaders of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM).

Read: Saulat Mirza spills ‘target killing’ beans

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.

Comments

comments

Copyright © 2016 ARYNEWS.tv

To Top