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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Pakistan SC maintains death sentence of man involved in Gujrat killing

The Supreme Court on Monday maintained death penalty of Ashraf Baho, who was involved in the killing of 5 people at Shaheen Chock Gujrat, while changing the death penalty of Nasar into life in prison.

A 5-member bench of the SC headed by Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali resumed hearing of the case in which it was informed by the prosecutor that 2 proclaimed offenders have not been arrested so far.

The apex court expressed annoyance over inapprehension of proclaimed offenders Tahir and Imran Baloki. 

It directed DPO Gujrat to arrest and present the offenders before the court within a week. 

Justice Ameer Hani Muslim in satirically thanked the police department for arresting culprits in instalments. 

He remarked that 2 proclaimed offenders were not arrested despite passage of 16 years, adding that society would benefit if police performed its duty efficiently.

Source: Pakistan Today, March 14, 2016

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