Strict security measures were undertaken in and around the jail premises to avert any untoward incident before the high-profile prisoner is executed. Saulat Mirza was convicted of killing former Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) managing director Shahid Hamid, his driver and guard in 1997.
Mirza’s hanging was supervised by Magistrate Hidayatullah. The convict’s dead body was shifted to Quetta’s Edhi Center after legal formalities to be transferred to Karachi, his hometown.
About the Funeral and Burial
Mirza’s dead body will reach Karachi around 4:30 PM and his funeral prayers are set to be held after Maghrib prayers in Gulshan-e-Maymar area of Karachi.
Saulat will be buried in Muhammad Shah graveyard of North Karachi.
The murderer’s family held last meeting with him in the jail on Monday with his wife expressing hope for another extension while appealing the government to reopen Shahid Hamid murder case.
Mirza in his video statement in March (hours before his planned execution) claimed that he killed the KESC MD on direct orders form Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) chief Altaf Hussain.
His hanging was put off at the eleventh hour after the video and later a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) was formed to probe his allegations.
However, Pakistan’ Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar claimed that Mirza’s execution was deferred on medical grounds.
Farhat Mirza says video confession was truthful to the core
Earlier, Saulat Mirza’s brother Farhat Mirza while expressing his views in ARY News show ’11th Hour’ said that whatever Saulat Mirza said in the video confession was truth and there was not an iota of lie in the statement.
Answering a question by the host Waseem Badami, Farhat opined that MQM is responsible for Mirza’s current state of helplessness. One day MQM leaders will have to appear before God where they could not lie.
Saulat Mirza in the video statement released on March 19 claimed that he killed K.E.S.C MD Shahid Hamid on direct orders from Altaf Hussain as he and three others were called on Babar Ghouri s house where on a phone, MQM chief Altaf Hussain gave orders to kill Shahid Hamid.
MQM protects target killers, criminals through Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad Khan.
Azeem Tariq was killed on the orders of party chief Altaf Hussain.
Former Karachi Mayor Mustafa Kamal was humiliated before being thrown out of the party.
Mirza and his wife (in her several television interviews) claimed that the murderer was a MQM worker and did the ‘dirty work’ on the orders of some of the prominent leaders of the party.
Mirza’s ‘Tell-All’ video