Death warrant re-issued for Saulat Mirza

Published: March 24, 2015


KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court in Karachi re-issued a black warrant against death-row convict and target killer Saulat Mirza on Tuesday.

Mirza will be executed on April 1 at 5:30am in Mach Jail, Balochistan, a court official told The Express Tribune.

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) activist was sentenced to death in 1999 on charges of murdering former managing director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation Shahid Hamid along with his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Akbar Khan in July 1997 in Karachi.

However, his execution was halted just a few hours before his hanging after his confessional video was aired on a private TV channel.

Read: MQM chief ordered KESC director’s assassination, claims Saulat

In the video, Mirza alleged that he received the order for the ‘hit’ from MQM chief Altaf Hussain at MQM leader Babar Ghauri’s residence – a claim rejected by the party.

Read: Altaf Hussain rejects Mirza’s allegations as ‘lies’

Speculation is rife that Mirza would not be executed as the government is planning to make him an approver against Altaf and other MQM leaders following his confessional.

A court official, on the condition of anonymity, confirmed that no intimation regarding re-opening of Mirza’s case or staying his warrants were received from the authorities.

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Reader Comments (11)

  • Iqbal
    Mar 24, 2015 - 12:18PM

    As you sow so shall you reap.
    The return of the deeds is inevitable. Either in this life or the hereafter. For some, both. Recommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 24, 2015 - 12:46PM

    Act 1, Scene 2………….and I have no pop-corn.Recommend

  • Ali Islam Khan
    Mar 24, 2015 - 1:05PM

    April fool everyone.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Mar 24, 2015 - 1:58PM

    a life wasted and plenty other life that he has murdered. Justice for humanity will be served when he is hanged. But the master behind him should also be hanged.Recommend

  • Mar 24, 2015 - 2:00PM

    So be prepared for more revelations in the form of video leaks. As long as he reveals something new he may get extensions.Recommend

  • Farida khan
    Mar 24, 2015 - 2:00PM

    Saulat Mirza not be hanged but should be given life imprisonment as he is a vital witness.Recommend

  • Farida khan
    Mar 24, 2015 - 2:03PM

    Saulat Mirza should not be hanged but should be given life imprisonment as he is a vital witness.Recommend

  • Fahad
    Mar 24, 2015 - 8:06PM

    everyone and everything is dirty politics. No one is sincere in this country.Recommend

  • Qalandar
    Mar 24, 2015 - 10:28PM

    A vital witness against MQM’s atrocities in Sindh will be eliminated if he is hanged. He should be given life. Or at minimum made to record a confession in front of a supreme court judge which can be used to prosecute MQM sponsored terrorists in the court of law.Recommend

  • Mar 25, 2015 - 2:10AM

    Hanged the master mind…..This decision is just a wasted of another life.Recommend

  • Ali
    Mar 25, 2015 - 6:15PM

    I do agree with the recommendation of Mr/Ms Pakistani in the context of justice but more willing to get the complete investigation upto master mind behind him.
    Those people must get the punishment more then the saulat . They must be hanged and saulat issued be used as a guidance to undiscovered those peoples.Recommend

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