A big twist in the murder of Noor Muqddam has taken place. During the hearing on the bail pleas of accused Zakir Jaffer and Ismat Jaffer in the Islamabad High Court, Justice Amir Farooq said, “The law is procedural. The ordinance has expired. The trial of the case is to be held not as a special court but as a session court.
The Islamabad Sessions Court has summoned all the accused in the Noor Muqaddam murder case, including the main accused Zahir Jaffer, on September 23. The court has ordered the six accused of therapy works to appear before the court at the next hearing.
On Thursday, Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani heard the Noor Muqaddam murder case. The main accused Zahir Jaffer, his parents, and three other accused appeared before the court.
Raja Rizwan Abbasi, counsel for the accused, took the position that the accused of six other therapy works were on bail and the court should issue notice to them.
On which Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani said that the remaining accused are being called for attendance at the next hearing. When all the accused are present, copies of the challan will be distributed that.
The court adjourned a further hearing
Noor Muqaddam murder case has been transferred from Islamabad District Court to Sessions Court and the case is being heard by Additional Sessions, Judge Ata Rabbani.
On Thursday, Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti issued a transfer order for the trial.
On the evening of July 20. A 28-year-old Noor Muqaddam, a former ambassador, was strangled to death in Islamabad’s Posh Sector F-7. The case was registered in Kohsar police station.
Last month, the Interior Ministry had placed all the accused in the Noor Muqaddam case in the ECL.
Senior lawyer Raja Inam Amin Minhas said that the police had weakened their case by implicating the injured therapy worker as an accused in the case.
He may be a star witness. Because he saw the victim’s blood-soaked body and apparently came under attack from Jaffar and suffered severe injuries,” he said. Of paramount importance, therefore, the injured accused should be made the approver.
He said that 18 witnesses were also cited in the police challan. Almost all of them were government officials. Adding that statements of other government officials were not considered independent except for drug-related matters. And They are likely to be pushed back.
He pointed out that the police should have used the statements of the accused. Recorded by the magistrate instead of the investigating officer.
He added that since the police had submitted evidence before the court. It was now the responsibility of the prosecution to prove the allegations against the accused.
According to the Islamabad police investigation report filed before the trial court, Noor Makadam missed six opportunities that could have saved his life.
The report states that his life could have been saved if his colleagues had worked otherwise. This report is also commonly known as the ‘challan’ of section 173 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
Protest held on Wednesday
A vigil was held outside the National Press Club on Wednesday in memory of Noor Makadam.
The ceremony began with the recitation of the Qur’an by Isa Nasser followed by a brief introduction by Usman Khalid Butt. A respected activist, and friend of Noor and his family.
Noor’s sister Sarah Makadam presented a touching poem titled “My Beautiful Light”, emphasizing that their relationship is like a friendship.
Christina Afridi, the wife of former ambassador Tariq Khan Afridi, who has known Noor since she was born, said she was the most beautiful child. Her fingers, even as a newborn, indicate her artistic inclinations and abilities.
Human rights defender Tahira Abdullah said. “We will maintain our faith, hope, trust, and confidence in our criminal justice system and ask all well-wishers of Noor to do so with patience and perseverance.
Noor’s friend Aman Omar recited a beautiful poem written by Noor’s friend Aila Hussain. Another friend of Noor’s, Maryam Atiq, read a charming letter she had written in Noor’s memory.
Noor’s father, Ambassador Shaukat Ali Madam, thanked all those who had gathered to show solidarity with Noor and his family. He thanked Prime Minister Imran Khan for conveying his deep concern to the media during various interviews.
Mr. Makadam expressed his confidence in the legal system and appealed to the Chief Justices of the Supreme Court and the High Court. As well as the Additional Sessions Judge, to ensure that justice. He said that the killer should be given exemplary punishment and his accomplices as per their role.
He said that no other daughter of Pakistan would ever go through what Noor went through. Adding that it was a test case that would determine the nation’s confidence in the justice system as the whole nation seeks justice.
Finally, Noor’s cousin Madiha Fawad offered a heartfelt prayer for Noor. The ceremony ended with a candlelight vigil where the audience observed a moment of silence for light and justice.
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