During Noor Mukadam’s funeral, her mother leaned on her daughter’s face and said, “I leave it in Allah’s hands, I leave it in Allah’s hands.” She kept repeating these words as she broke down during the last rights of her daughter, reports BBC Urdu.
According to the report, the scenes at Noor Mukadam’s funeral were the same as when someone leaves the world. There were tents on the porch, outside. Men and women were in the drawing-room.
Noor’s mother was told much later what really transpired and how Noor died. She would ask if she [Noor Mukadam] had been shot, and everyone would say yes.
Noor’s father, former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, met everyone with great patience but tears began to roll down his eyes as he met the people who had come to pay their condolences to the family.
The friends who were present at the funeral were devasted and some of them told the BBC that Noor would have called for help many times but she was a soft-spoken person and her voice might not have been audible to others.
Shaukat Mukadam, while talking to the media earlier in the day said, “Zahir Jaffer is a person of a criminal mindset.”
“This is not a case where the suspect escaped. He was caught and caught with a weapon,” Mukadam said.
“My daughter was a very sweet and kind-hearted girl. Our family has been crying badly since yesterday,” he said.
“If such a person was employed as the director of a company, he is a registered therapist, his parents, too, must be made part of the investigation,” Mukadam said.
Mukadam said that he has served the country as an ambassador and only seeks justice. He wants justice from the prime minister and the courts.
Prime Minister Imran Khan’s aide Dr Shahbaz Gill went to pay his condolences at Noor Mukadam’s residence. Talking to the media, he urged the Opposition to pay their condolences to the family of the deceased.
He said, “I will urge our courts to not take Noor Mukadam’s case as a usual case and fulfill all the legal procedures in the case.”
“Every Pakistan is extremely saddened by the murder of Noor. Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked Inspector General Islamabad Qazi Jameel-ur-Rehman not to make any concessions while probing the murder of Noor Mukadam,” added Gill.
Gill said that the government is with the family of Noor and justice will be served at all costs.
He said, “Noor can never be brought back, but what can be done is justice.”
Noor Mukadam, 27, was shot and then beheaded, her post mortem report states that she was stabbed several times and then beheaded in Islamabad.
The incident took place on July 20 in F-7/4 in Islamabad, reportedly at the residence of Zahir Jaffer, who was arrested for Noor’s murder.