Karachi: 18-yr-old’s killer to be put to death
KARACHI: A division bench of the Sindh High Court (SHC) comprising Justice Qaiser Iqbal and Justice Syed Mehmood Alam Rizvi ordered Friday that the death sentence handed to Malik Javed, convicted for the murder of 18-year old Aamir Kakar, be carried.
Javed fired at and killed Aamir when he refused to pay a paltry sum of Rs 500 as “Bhatta” (illegal extortion) in July 1997 in the jurisdiction of the Gulshan-e-Iqbal Police Station. Aamir was the son of political activist Muhammad Ashraf Khan. The convict lost all appeals and even the president rejected his plea for pardon. He was being held in the death cell when his counsel, Advocate Burki, filed an application for the stay of the execution of the death sentence. The bench issued a show-cause notice to the counsel when it came to light that the heirs of the deceased have pardoned the convict. Muhammad Ashraf Khan, the complainant and father of the deceased, also appeared before the bench and stated that he and the other heirs of the late Aamir have pardoned Javed. The bench dismissed the application and directed that the sentence be executed as ordered by the trial court so as to serve justice to the bereaved family.
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