Karachi: Conviction of three `LJ militants` set aside
KARACHI, Jan 14: An appellate bench of the Sindh High Court on Friday set aside the conviction of three activists of the banned Lashkar-i-Jhangvi in a murder case.
The bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, allowed the appeals of Mufti Shahid Haneef, Haider Ali and Mohammad Talha against their conviction.
Two of the appellants had been handed down capital punishment while the third was sentenced to life imprisonment by an anti–terrorism court for murdering Dr Ishrat Hussain in North Nazimabad`s Block D on July 8, 2001.
The bench also dismissed the appeal of the state for enhancing the life imprisonment of the convict to the death penalty.