Zahir accuses Noor's family of framing him for murder

Prime accused says remained under treatment in the US for drugs use

Our Correspondent February 14, 2022
Zahir Jaffer’s legal team may be able to persuade the court that the actions of their client fall within the purview of Section 84 of the PPC. PHOTO: FILE


Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case, on Monday rejected accusations against him and said the family of the deceased was trying to frame him to get money out of his “rich family”.

In a written statement submitted to the court, Jaffer claimed that he did not murder Noor as he levelled a series of allegations against Noor and her father Shaukat Mukadam.

Zahir also affixed medical reports, news clips, and a USB with his statement. He said he and Noor were in a “consensual relationship” and its proof was recorded was given in the USB.

The prime accused added that he had remained under treatment in the US and Pakistan owing to his drugs use, adding that a medical report was attached with his statement to support the claim.

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“The petitioner, Shaukat Mukadam, wants to get money from us and for that reason, he along with police officials, built a case against me and my family,” the statement claimed.

Zahir Jaffer further said Mukadam along with his relatives reached the crime scene before the police team, but his relatives were still not made part of the probe. He alsi claimed that Noor’s mobile phone was switched by the police to allegedly “cover up the phone calls she made to her friends about a drug party”.

“Had the police included the people who attended in the probe then there would have been no case against me,” Zahir Jaffer further claimed. He also accused social media activists and women rights activists of running a campaign against him for their “vested interest” and “money”.

“My case is still in court but they want me to get hanged,” he added.

Zahir further said Noor’s call records submitted to the court did not include data after 10.46 am on July 20. This data was not included to save the people who attended the alleged party, he claimed.



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