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3 MQM men get death sentence in Zuhair case

January 21, 2003

KARACHI, Jan 20: An anti-terrorism court here on Monday awarded double capital punishment to three workers of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement in the Zuhair Akram Nadeem murder case.

Dilawar, Aslam and Jehangir were retried on the orders of the Supreme Court.

Judge Feroz Mehmood Bhatti of the ATC-2, who conducted the retrial from the stage of the statement of the accused on the orders of the Supreme Court, also ordered the accused to pay Rs300,000 each as compensation to the deceased’s family.

The three Muttahida men were sentenced to death twice for murder and for spreading terror, and were also fined Rs100,000 each.

The three had earlier been sentenced to death on April 30, 1999, by the then special court for suppression of terrorist activities (STA). The court, however, had acquitted another Muttahida worker, Arif alias Burger, in the case for want of incriminating evidence against him.