Islamabad: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday issued notice to Ahmed Raza Kasuri whose father’s murder case led to execution of Zufiqar Ali Bhutto, as the apex court resumed hearing into the presidential reference under Article 186, seeking revisit of the death sentence handed down to former prime minister ZA Bhutto.
A larger bench of apex court headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudry and coprising Justice Mian Shakirullah Jan, Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, Justice Nasir ul Mulk, Justice Jawwad S. Khawja, Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali, Justice Khilji Arif Hussain, Justice Tariq Parvez, Justice Mian Saqib Nisar, Justice Sarmad Jalal Osmani and Justice Amir Hani Muslim was hearing the case.
Babar Awan was representing the federation. During the hearing Awan gave references from the book written by late Bhutto.
He said, according to Mr Bhutto a murder of trial was committed during the case which resulted in his execution. Awan said that the president didn’t seek relief in the reference.
The court issued notice to Ahmed Raza Kasuri after amicus coriae agreed to summon him in the court. The CJ directed that all the documents regarding the case be provided to Kasuri so that he could be aware of the case.