PAKISTAN: THREE PEOPLE SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
February 27, 2020:
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Pakistan on 14 February 2020 sentenced to death three people, in two different cases. (Sources: tribune.com.pk, 15/02/2020)
The Court sentenced to death Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Azmat alias Wali and co-accused Abdul Hameed alias Papu to life imprisonment, after finding them guilty of murdering Mansoob Qureshi.
Three other MQM workers involved in the murder, namely Abdul Wahab, Nasir and Shehzad, had been declared absconders by the court at an earlier hearing. Qureshi was killed on 15 September 2001.
Meanwhile, ATC sentenced two persons convicted in an abduction case to death.
The convicts, Sheerazud Din Farooqi and Tasawwur, were handed an additional seven years of imprisonment for possessing illegal weapons.
According to investigation officer (IO) Ateequr Rehman, Farooqi and Rehman had collected Rs2.5 million in ransom after kidnapping Abdul Basit Sheikh and Adeel Rasheed, and later killed both of them.