Noor Muqqadam’s murder test case for govt: Gill

SAPM says justice will be done to the victim’s family


Our Correspondent July 24, 2021
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Shahbaz Gill. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Political Communication Dr Shahbaz Gill said on Friday that Prime Minister Imran Khan was personally tracking the Noor Muqaddam murder case and he was constantly in touch with the Islamabad Police Inspector-General.

Talking to the media after visiting the victim’s family in Islamabad, Gill said that the prime minister had directed the Islamabad police chief to exhibit no leniency towards anyone involved in the murder.

He said that the court had also been requested to take up the case on a priority basis. Dr Gill said that if police had received timely information, possibly, the life of Noor could have been saved.

He said such cases should properly be investigated to the logical conclusion so that the culprits could be brought to justice.

He assured former ambassador Shoukat Ali that the government and nation stood by him at this time of trial.

He said that Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari was personally in touch with the police in the case.

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He said that the best police officers were supervising the investigation of the case and it was being probed purely on merit.

Dr Gill expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Noor Muqaddam and prayed that the departed soul may find an elevated place and eternal peace and grant courage to the bereaved family to bear the irreparable loss with fortitude.

He said former ambassador Shoukat Ali, father of the victim, had done a lot for Pakistan and the tragic death of his daughter has saddened everyone.

Talking to the media, Shaukat Ali said that he was grateful to the prime minister, the interior minister, and the human rights minister for taking notice of the case.

He said that this was the PTI’s government and “we are waiting for justice”. “This is a very simple case.

There is no need to find the killer, who is in front of us. We hope we will get justice. Our daughter was innocent. I want justice, I hope justice will be done. If it is not done, I will not spare anyone,” he said.

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