ATC awards 2-time death sentence in judge murder case
RAWALPINDI—The anti-terrorism court (ATC) on Wednesday sentenced three accused two time death in Additional and District Session Judge Tahir Khan Naizi murder case.
Rashid, Amir Bhatti and Rizwan were found guilty of killing the Additional judge on August 5, last year during an attempted dacoity.
ATC Judge Asif Majeed Awan pronounced the verdict after recording evidence of the witnesses and final arguments by the defence and prosecution.
The convicted will also have to pay a fine of Rs 130,000 each.
The case was registered with Sadiqabad police. ISLAMABAD—Government of Pakistan highly values the financial support from people and government of Japan to procure much needed polio vaccine and hope that this contribution will go a long way in stopping the circulation of virus in Pakistan, said Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Polio Eradication, Senator Ayesha Raza Farooq while welcoming Japan’s Ambassador to Pakistan, Takashi Kurai at the National Emergency Operation Centre for Poilo Eradication on Wednesday. The Ambassador was briefed about the progress made in polio program by the Senator and National Coordinator of Polio Emergency, Dr. Rana Muhammad Safdar. The visiting dignitary was also taken to the polio control room for a briefing on live data collection of the campaigns.
Takashi Kurai was also given a briefing on polio cold-chain management besides taking him through cold storage for polio vaccine.
It may be recalled that Government of Japan had earlier extended a soft loan of 6.29 billion Yen (approximately USD 59 million)