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SC Acquits Life Term Inmate; Orders his Release

Islamabad (August 16, 2017): Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted a convict handed down life term by trial court.

A full bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard appeal of a murder convict Tahir Imran.  During the course of hearing, the counsel of the convict said that prosecutions failed to prove the case against his client but despite that he was handed down death sentence.

The court convicted Imran and ordered his release.  Jsutice Khosa remaked that dispensing justice was divine rule and any decision to convict any accused was taken on the basis of evidence. He added that Justice System would not sustain without truth. He added that this had become a practice in Punjab to implicate wife in murder if the murder was unknown.

He deplored that in Punjab if the crime was proved then the accused was handed down death sentence and in case the crime could not be proved the accused was given life term.

He remarked that time had come to give life term without trail to those who level baseless allegations.

It is to be mentioned here that Tahir was handed down death sentence by trial court in murder case of ing Akhtar Javed in Rawalpini’s RA Bazaar in 2009. However, Lahore High Court turned the death sentence into life term on appeal.

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