On behalf of Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, different appeals have been filed by lawyer Shah Khawar in Islamabad High Court (IHC), reports Arab News. The appeals challenge the acquittal of Zahir’s parents, Asmat Adamjee and Zakir Jaffer. The appeal also challenges the acquittal of domestic helper Jamil, and six Therapy Works employees including its CEO Tahir Zahoor.

The appeal states, “Digital evidence is available against the accused. The acquittal of the trial court was against the law.” “The accused should be punished in accordance with the law,” it added.

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A sessions court on Feburary 24 sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death for the murder of Noor Mukadam. The staff members at Zahir’s house who aided in keeping Noor in Zahir’s house, Iftikhar and Jameel, were sentenced to 10 years in jail. Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani announced the verdict. All other accused were acquitted, including Zahir’s parents and TherapyWorks staff.

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