Karachi: Nizam murder case
KARACHI: The additional district and sessions judge, Central, Soofia Latif, on Saturday condoned the absence of Asif Ali Zardari in the hearing of the Justice Nizam murder case on the defence counsel’s application.
The court fixed March 19 for the next hearing after the defence counsel submitted an application to the court on behalf of his client Asif Ali Zardari, saying that his client was unable to attend the court due to his political engagements in Islamabad and requested the court to condone his absence.
The court accepted the application and directed the accused to appear on the next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, Asif Ali Zardari, Akhtar Javed Pirzada, Bilal Shaikh and Babar Sindhu are facing charges of the double murder. Justice Nizam Ahmed of the Sindh High Court and his son Nadeem Ahmed, a lawyer, were shot dead in an attack on June 10, 1996 in front of their PECHS residence.
The complainant, retired Group Captain Sikandar, brother-in-law of Justice Nizam Ahmed, had lodged an FIR of the incident at the Ferozabad police station.
The motive for the killings was stated to be a dispute over a plot near Awami Markaz as Justice Nizam Ahmed had opposed its commercialisation and illegal allotment.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.