SC acquits death-row convict over lack of evidence

07:25 PM | 1 Mar, 2017
SC acquits death-row convict over lack of evidence
ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Wednesday acquitted Qaiser Ali a death sentence convict over the lack of evidence.

Qaiser Ali was facing charges of murdering his paternal grandmother in 2007. The trial court had awarded death sentence to him which was upheld by the high court.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa heard the case. The court after hearing arguments acquitted the convict over lack of evidence.

While in another case, the same bench converted the death sentence of a murder convict Muhammad Afzal into life imprisonment. Afzal was held for murder of Nadeem in Ahmed Nagar Lahore in 1998.

The trial awarded death sentence to the accused which was maintained by the high court.