A District and Sessions Judge of Khyber district, Hidayatullah Khan, sentenced twice to death a man on the charges of killing his wife and her suspected paramour. A one million fine has also been imposed on him.

On November 14, 2020, Zaiwar Shah was charged with killing his wife and her suspected lover Muhammad Ullah. Police were informed by his neighbours that the accused had murdered his wife, who was also his cousin, and her putative boyfriend at his home.

After that, the police opened an inquiry into the occurrence and filed a case against the accused under Sections 302 and 311.


The deceased were between the ages of 20 and 30.

The accused’s daughter is the only eyewitness in the case, Senior Public Prosecutor Shafiullah told the court during the trial, and she testified that her mother was slain by her father.
The girl was later referred to the Hayatabad Women’s Crisis Centre since her life was in danger, he informed the court.