ATC turns down to issue Mirza’s death warrant


KARACHI: An Anti-Terrorism Court on Monday turned down a request faxed by Mach Jail authorities seeking a fresh death warrant for Saulat Mirza.

According to the prosecution, Mach Jail authorities faxed ATC and sought fresh death warrant of target killer, Saulat Mirza. ATC turned down the request and directed jail authorities to submit the request through formal procedure.

Earlier, the same court had issued Mirza’s death warrant and fixed 19 March 2015 for his execution but his hanging was halted just few hours before his execution.

Mirza was sentenced to death by ATC in 1999 for killing the Managing Director of Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) now known as K-Electric (KE) Shahid Hamid, along with his driver Ashraf Barohi and guard Akbar Khan in 1997 in Defence Housing Authority (DHA), Karachi.

Mirza’s appeals had already been rejected by the Supreme Court and Sindh High Court and the President of Pakistan has also rejected his mercy plea. He was shifted to Mach Jail along with four other high-profile prisoners in April 2014.

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