Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case, has refused to sign the power of attorney during the hearing of the Noor Mukadam murder case, Urdu News has reported.

Zahir Jaffer refused to authorise Amjad as his attorney, saying: “He is not my lawyer. I won’t sign. My lawyer is Babar, who is a barrister [and] he is coming.” After which the judge remarked that his signature should now be secured at the jail. Earlier, Zahir had refused to accept a public prosecutor recommended by the court.

Earlier, Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Sunday issued a notice to TV channels asking them to stop broadcasting CCTV footage of Noor Mukadam.

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The CCTV footage of Noor Mukadam from the house of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in her murder has been making rounds on social media from last few days.

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