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Noor Mukadam case extended by Islamabad court still to December 15
ISLAMABAD: The trial court on Wednesday adjourned further hearing in the Noor Muqadam murder case till December 15 after recording the testimony of witnesses.
At today’s hearing before Additional District and Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani, the witnesses’ evidence and cross-examination resumed.
The court recorded the testimony of Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Zubair Mazhar and Dr Sara who performed the autopsy on Noor.
The doctor told the court that he had performed the autopsy on the former ambassador’s daughter on July 21 at 9:30 am.
During the hearing, the lawyer for Therapy Works CEO Tahir Zahoor – who is also involved in the murder case – wanted to show a CCTV tape of the event.
Last month, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) banned the broadcast of video from CCTV cameras installed at Zahir Jaffer’s house after the film was leaked.
Horrific scenes of what happened before and after Noor’s murder came to light when CCTV footage was shown in court.
After the hearing, the court allowed Zahir’s mother Ismat Adam to meet the accused. The court also summoned Noor’s father Shaukat Muqadam to testify in the next session.
Zahir, a key suspect in Noor Muqaddam’s murder, was formally charged by an Islamabad court in October. Apart from Zahoor, two family members Jamil and Jan Mohammad were also charged.
Noor Muqaddam, a 27-year-old woman, was stabbed to death in Kohsar police station on July 20 in the F-7 area of Islamabad.
Noor’s father, former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Ali Muqaddam, later filed a murder charge at the same police station.
Islamabad police arrested accused Zahir on the night of July 20 from his residence where, according to Noor’s parents, they killed him with a sharp instrument and cut off his skull.