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IHC upholds ATC’s one death sentence on Qadri

ISLAMABAD: Islamabad High Court (IHC) two member bench on Monday has uphold death sentence awarded to Mumtaz Qadri in Salman Taseer murder case but canceled other death sentence awarded to Qadri under terrorism section.

It is pertinent to mention here that anti terrorist court had awarded death sentence to Mumtaz Qadri twice one under section of constitution 302 and other under terrorism section.

The bench had reserved the judgment on Feb 11 after Advocate General of Islamabad, Mian Abdul Rauf, the prosecutor in the case, and Qadri’s counsel, including Lahore High Court’s former chief justice Khawaja Mohammad Sharif and retired Justice Mian Nazeer – concluded their arguments.


The IHC bench, comprising Justices Noorul Haq Qureshi and Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui, announced the verdict today.

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