Two MQM shooters sentenced to death in Zahra Shahid murder case
Shahid was murdered in 2013 outside her residence in upscale DHA, Karachi, on May 18 on the eve of re-election on Karachi’s National Assembly constituency, NA-250.
The suspects, Mohammad Rashid alias Tailor and Zahid Abbas Zaidi, were awarded death sentence while two other suspects, Irfan and Kaleem, were released due to lack of evidence as the court announced the verdict on Friday.
Rangers' prosecutor confirmed the political allegiance of the convicts during the hearing of the case conducted by the ATC-XVII judge within the Central Prison premises.
The court had on Monday reserved its verdict, after hearing the final arguments from the prosecution and defence side.
Earlier, the four detained men had recorded their statements on Aug 2 denying their alleged involvement in the murder.
- Pakistan announces free booster dose for people travelling abroad11:57 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- PTI names Hammad Azhar as candidate for Lahore mayor11:53 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- 'I felt like punching Mohammed Kaif,' Shoaib Akhtar says at opening ...11:03 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- Tension grips Tando Allahyar after violent protests against MQM-P ...10:01 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- Tu Jhoom – Daler Mehndi all praise for Naseebo Lal07:15 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- Ali Zafar rocks the stage at Dubai Expo 202006:32 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- Usman Mukhtar opens up about his equation with Naimal Khawar05:25 PM | 22 Jan, 2022
- Who has scored most runs in Pakistan Super League? Here’s list of ...01:52 PM | 15 Jan, 2022
- Where does Pakistan stand in world's most powerful passport list in ...11:27 AM | 13 Jan, 2022
- Pakistan’s Top News Moments of 202110:47 PM | 31 Dec, 2021
- Famous Figures We Lost in 202107:03 PM | 31 Dec, 2021