SC upholds life imprisonment of convicted murderer in honour killing case

Original death sentence converted to life imprisonment by Lahore High Court


Hasnaat Malik March 04, 2016
Supreme Court. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD:


The top court on Friday upheld the life imprisonment of a convict in an 11-year-old honour killing case.


The accused Muhammad Zaman killed one of his daughters, Kausar, while injuring his wife Kehkshan and another daughter Kiran. A murder case was registered against him on August 24, 2005 in the Mughalpura Police Station.

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The Sessions Court awarded him death sentence, but the Lahore High Court on appeal converted the death sentence into life imprisonment.

The three-judge bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, heard Muhammad Zaman’s appeal against the Lahore High Court judgement

Siddique Baloch advocate appearing on behalf of the appellant argued that the incident took place inside the room of the accused house, adding it is the result of provocation. He prayed the apex court to acquit his client.



The counsel contended that according to the FIR Zaman’s daughter Kiran alleged that her father wanted her to marry his nephew and he had taken Rs90, 000 from him, while the girl wanted to marry someone else.

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Zaman then proceeded to kill her sister and injure her mother and herself. Baloch said the fact is that Kausar was killed by her boyfriend, who wanted to marry her and that Kausar’s boyfriend also injured Kiran and Kehkshan.

The court after hearing the arguments maintained the life imprisonment of Muhammad Zaman and disposed of the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 5th, 2016.

COMMENTS (1)

Pakistani | 5 years ago | Reply and then we ask why we need military courts? seriously he murdered one person in cold blood and he get away with life imprisonment? are you kidding me? he will be out in 14 years and become a bigger 'honor' killer.
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