SHC rejects plea seeking delay in Saulat Mirza’s execution

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court on Friday rejected a plea seeking delay in death row prisoner Saulat Mirza’s execution.


The petition was filed by Mirza’s wife who requested that her husband’s hanging should be postponed until a fresh probe takes place.

Mirza was sentenced to death in 1999 for murdering former Karachi Electric Supply Company Managing Director Shahid Hamid in 1997.

With just four days remaining till Mirza’s execution, the provincial high court on Thursday sought replies from the interior and prison authorities over the possibility of reopening his case.

Mirza, who is currently being held in Mach Jail, had his March 19 hanging postponed after his video confession emerged wherein he made startling claims.

Responses were sought from the advocate general, prosecutor general and the ATC based on a petition filed by Mirza’s wife Nighat.

She requested that his execution should be delayed until a fresh probe has taken place.


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