Taseer assassination: IHC upholds Mumtaz Qadri's death penalty

01:46 PM | 9 Mar, 2015
Taseer assassination: IHC upholds Mumtaz Qadri's death penalty
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ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) - The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday rejected Mumtaz Qadri's mercy appeal against death penalty and upheld his death sentence in a case pertaining to murder of former Punjab governor Salmaan Taseer, local media reported.

Muamtaz Qadri, a police commando who killed one of the country's top politicians for his support to a blasphemy accused, was awarded death sentence by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) over the high-profile assassination.

Today, the IHC rejected Qadri’s appeal against conviction and upheld ATC’s decision in the ruling that was reserved last month.