SC acquits three life-imprisoned convicts after 12 years

02:27 PM | 29 Jan, 2019
SC acquits three life-imprisoned convicts after 12 years
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ISLAMABAD – The Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted three life sentenced convicts after passing twelve years behind the bars in a murder case.

A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the appeal of accused, namely, Muhammad Yaseen, Ghulam Mustafa, and Muhammad Nadeem.

All the accused were awarded death sentence by the trial court in the murder of Aisha Bibi from Nankana Sahb in 2006, however, Lahore High Court hearing appeal converted the sentence into imprisonment for life.

Subsequently, they approached top court challenging LHC decision and finally after passing twelve years behind the bars they got justice.