Lahore: Doctor awarded death for murdering father
LAHORE: Additional District and Sessions Judge Abdul Qayyum Khan on Wednesday awarded death sentence to a man for murdering his father professor over a property dispute. The court also ordered the convict, Dr Muhammad Imran, to pay Rs200,000 as compensation to heirs to the victim, Professor Dr Zulfiqar. In case of the non-payment of compensation, the convict would undergo six-month imprisonment. As per case details, Dr Imran had killed his father, Professor Dr Zulfiqar Ahmed (65), over a property issue at his Mustafa Town residence in the Hanjarwal police precincts in 2009. The victim was a professor of Geology at a university in Islamabad and used to spend the weekends at his Lahore residence. He had married twice and from the first marriage had a daughter, a doctor in Canada, and a son, Imran Ahmed, a doctor at the Services Hospital. A few years before the incident, the victim had entered a second marriage had no children out of that.
On June 7, 2009, when Dr Zulfiqar reached Lahore to spend the weekend, his son Imran asked for money to set up his personal clinic. Both of them exchanged harsh words as Zulfiqar refused to give him money. Imran told his father that he would not let his stepmother have the money which was his right. He forced his stepmother to leave the house which his father resisted. Imran took out his pistol, shot at his father and fled away. Zulifqar was taken to the hospital but died on the way. Later, one Abdul Sattar, had registered an FIR against Dr Imran in Hanjarwal Police under section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC). On Wednesday, the judge after hearing detailed arguments of both the parties awarded death sentence to Imran after prosecution established the guilt of the convict.