ATC issues death warrants for two murder accusedJanuary 23, 2015
KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Saturday issued death warrants for two accused Ataullah and Mohammad Azam and fixed 3rd February for their execution.
Both the accused were sentenced to death in Dr Ali Raza’s murder case. Dr Raza was killed in 2001 near Soldier Bazar.
The ATC judge on Saturday issued death warrants for implementing the capital punishment on 3rd February. Death warrants for the same accused were also issued in 2013 and 2014 but death punishment was delayed.
After the award of death penalty, both accused had filed applications in Sindh High Court and the Supreme Court but higher courts rejected their appeals against death penalty. Both the accused had also filed mercy plea to the president of Pakistan which was also rejected.
According to prosecution, both the accused were involved in killing Dr Ali Raza in 2001 near Soldier Bazaar, Karachi. The accused allegedly belonged to banned outfit Lashkar-e-Jhangvi.