RAWALPINDI: Justice Pervaiz Shah, the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) judge who announced the verdict in the Salmaan Taseer murder case, has gone on leave for an indefinite period of time, Express 24/7 reported on Tuesday.
Justice Shah had been receiving life threats since the hearing of the case had started.
The ATC had sentenced Malik Mumtaz Hussain Qadri, the self-confessed murderer of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, to death on Saturday.
Qadri, one of Taseer’s elite force guards, shot and killed the governor for his views on the blasphemy law outside a restaurant in Islamabad.
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