The Supreme Court (SC) of Pakistan directed the prosecution to submit evidence against Zahir Jaffer’s (prime suspect in Noor Mukadam’s murder case) mother Asmat Adamjee, reports Dawn.
The Court was hearing the bail pleas of the parents of Zahir Jaffer, which were previously rejected by the Islamabad High Court (IHC).
The petitioner’s lawyer Advocate Khawaja Harris stressed that the case against the petitioners was not based on solid evidence, rather the allegations were highly speculative.
Justice Umar Ata Bandial, during the hearing, pointed out that there was no mention of Adamjee in the IHC’s order denying bail to the duo.
“We are just trying to get the hang of the Noor Mukadam case,” Justice Bandial said while adding that the court was seeking information only to understand the facts of the case.
Khawaja Harris argued that the order to complete the trial in two months will affect the right to a fair trial.
To which the court said that the right to a fair trial was a must. “But the delay in handling the case only adds to anxiety.”
Justice Bandial adjourned the court till October 18. However, last week a sessions court in Islamabad fixed October 14 for the indictment of 12 suspects in the case.
Last week, Zahir Jaffer’s parents challenged IHC’s bail rejection by approaching the SC.