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SC Rejects Convict’s Appeal to Revoke Death Sentence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday rejected an appeal by a convict, Muhammad Rafique challenging his death sentence in a double murder case.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Chief Justice Asif Saeed Khosa conducted hearing of the Rafique’s petition seeking quashing of his death sentence.

Hearing the case today, the top court remarked that the accused submitted two same petitions in SC Principle Set and Lahore Registry at a time without informing the court.

The apex court rejected the appeal saying that the accused made efforts to deceit the court that couldn’t be acceptable by any means.

In 2012, Muhammad Rafique took the life of two people, named Muhammad Shams and Muhammad Khursheed.

The accused was sentenced to death by a trial court in Sialkot and his sentence was upheld by a high court.