Court: (SC upholds Mumtaz Qadri’s death sentence)


ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the death sentence to Mumtaz Qadri rejecting his appeal against the judgment of Islamabad High Court.

A three member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the case. Mumtaz Qadri, elite force guard, had assassinated former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in Islamabad.

He was awarded death penalty by the trial court which was upheld by a two member bench of Islamabad High Court rejecting his appeal.