Balochistan

Saulat Mirza to be hanged in Machh Jail tomorrow

ISLAMABAD: Death row convict Saulat Mirza will be executed in Balochistan’s Machh Jail on May 12.

According to ARY News, all preparations for execution of Mirza have been completed in the jail.

The executioner has been sent to Machh Jail from Quetta. Saulat Mirza will be hanged to death by early morning on Tuesday at 5:00 am, sources said.

The President had deferred the death sentence of Saulat Mirza after a video statement smuggled out of the jail in which Mirza had made sensational disclosures against his former party MQM and its leaders.

The government had formed a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to question Mirza in prison.

According to sources, the Ministry of Interior has received the JIT report, which says no more questioning required from the death row convict.

After which the federal government has decided to implement the death sentence, sources said.

Sindh High Court had rejected a petition on May 8, filed by the wife of Saulat Mirza, which sought re-opening of the Shahid Hamid murder case and deferment of her husband’s execution.

The court while rejecting the petition filed by Nikhat Mirza, said that it could not decide the plea since the Supreme Court had already passed an order on the matter.

Former MQM worker Mirza was sentenced to death in 1999 for murder of then managing director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid, his driver Asif Brohi and gunman Khan Akbar in 1997 in Karachi.

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