Additional Sessions Judge Malik Ali Raza Awan on Monday sentenced a murder convict to death. According to the prosecution, Muhammad Naveed, a resident of Chak 274-RB, and his brothers Shaukat Ali, Muhammad Saleem, Rafaqat Ali and accomplices Muhammad Younus, Qamar Amin, son of Muhammad Husain, Qamar Amin, son of Allah Rakha, Abdullah, Karamat Ali and Ashfaq had shot Imran Sarfraz dead on June 24, 2012. A case was registered with the Dijkot police. The judge sentenced Naveed to death under Section 302-B of Pakistan Penal Code (murder). The convict was also directed to pay Rs200,000 compensation to the heirs of the deceased. If he does not pay the amount, he will have to undergo an additional imprisonment of six months. The judge acquitted the rest of the suspects by giving them the benefit of doubt.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 26th, 2016.