The Supreme Court have upheld Mumtaz Qadri death penalty by rejecting his appeal. The court also restored the provisions of counter-terrorism at Mumtaz Qadri.
The hearing of appeal against death penalty of Mumtaz Qadri was heard of SC three constituted bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed, The court has retained the decision of trial-court and Islamabad High Court regarding death penalty after hearing the arguments of advocates. The provisions of anti-terrorism have restored on the appeal of government.
The IHC had ordered to end the counter-terrorism provisions and to retain the death penalty at imposed on Mumtaz Qadri. Mumtaz Qadri has filed an appeal in SC against death penalty. Earlier this, trial-court have awarded twice death penalty to Mumtaz Qadri in October, 2011 over murder of former governor Salman Taseer.