Pakistan

ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan will take up Zain murder case on Tuesday, after acquittal of prime accused, Mustafa Kanju, along five others.


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The chief justice of Pakistan Mr Anwar Zaheer Jamali had taken suo moto notice of the matter.

The three member-bench comprising of Justice Amir Hani Muslim, Justice Manzoor Ahmed Malik and Justice Sardar Tariq Masood will pursue the hearing.

Earlier, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) on October 27 ordered to release Mustafa Kanju, the son of former federal minister, and five others in Zain murder case when all of the witnesses reverted their statements before court failing to identify them as murders.

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The court had reserved verdict after completion of arguments on September 24 in Kanju’s acquittal case.

According to the court order prosecution failed to prove the case against son of former federal minister and none of the mentioned eye-witnesses identified him as a culprit.