Zahir Jaffer has filed an appeal in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) against his conviction. Zahir was awarded the death penalty in the Noor Mukadam murder case. A sessions court on Feburary 24 sentenced Zahir Jaffer to death. 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.

Earlier, on behalf of Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, different appeals were filed by lawyer Shah Khawar in Islamabad High Court (IHC). 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.