Karachi: Justice Nizam murder case
KARACHI: The district and sessions judge, Central, Soofia Latif, on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of the Justice Nizam murder case till July 2 due to the absence of one of the accused, Bilal Shaikh, whose counsel informed the court that his client could not attend the court proceedings since he was unwell.
Earlier, Mr Shaikh, through his counsel, had filed an acquittal application under Section 249-A of the CrPC in the court. However, the application could not be processed on Tuesday due to the absence of the accused.
According to the prosecution, Asif Ali Zardari, Akhtar Javed Pirzada, Bilal Shaikh and Babar Sindhu are facing trial over charges of 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 (357/96) at the Ferozabad police station under Section 302/34 of Pakistan Penal Code.