Islamabad High Court stays Mumtaz Qadri death penalty in Salman Taseer Murder Case
ISLAMABAD (Monday, October 11, 2011): Islamabad High Court has stayed the implementation on Mumtaz Qadri’s death orders Tuesday, Geo News reported. He was accused in assassinating former Punjab governor Salman Taseer.
According to sources, the hearing of the appeal against the death sentence to Qadri was heard by a two-member bench led by Chief Justice of Islamabad High Court Iqbal Hameed-ur-Rehman.
Former Chief Justice, Lahore High Court, Khawaja Muhammad Sharif is leading the panel of lawyers defending Mumtaz Qadri in the appeal which he filed against his conviction for killing former Governor Punjab Salman Taseer in Islamabad High Court.
Mumtaz Qadri was sentenced to two-time death and Rs100,000 fine by the Anti-Terrorism Court, Rawalpindi on October 1st.
(Published in TheNews Website)