An additional sessions court under Judge Ata Rabbani on Wednesday dismissed alleged murderer Zahir Jaffer’s plea seeking the formation of a medical board to determine his mental condition. Noor’s father had also requested the court to dismiss the plea.

Her father insisted that Zahir Jaffer has appeared in court on several occasions for remand and trials, and that his petition alleging mental illness should be dismissed.

Noor’s father, Shaukat Mukadam’s statement was supposed to be recorded on Wednesday. However, his statement was not taken and he has now been summoned by the court on January 15 to record his statement.

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Noor Mukadam was brutally murdered at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20. The case is currently on trial. Her death sparked national outrage, including protests and candlelight vigils across the country.