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)

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