ISLAMABAD (Online) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan has rejected the review petition filed by sepoy Muhammad Saeed and upheld the capital punishment awarded by military court to him for killing 5 soldiers.

Court martial was conducted of Sepoy Muhammad Saeed and a military court had awarded death penalty to him for killing 5 soldiers during duty hours.

A three-member bench of SC presided over by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Anwar Zaheer Jamali took up the case for hearing Tuesday.

Col (Retd) Muhammad Akram, the counsel for the petitioner, told the court during the hearing of the case that military court announced death sentence without fully hearing the stance of his client. Therefore, the review petition was being filed so that their stance could be heard in details, he added.

However, the apex court upheld the military court decision and rejected the review petition after hearing detailed stance of the petitioner.