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Monday Jul 26 2021
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Noor Mukadam murder: Zahir Jaffer's name to be placed on ECL, says Sheikh Rasheed

By
Web Desk
Noor Mukadam murder: Zahir Jaffers name to be placed on ECL, says Sheikh Rasheed

  • Name of Zahir Jaffer, main suspect in murder of Noor Mukadam, placed on PNIL, announces Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed.
  • Says Zahir's name will also be added to ECL.
  • Islamabad court remands Zahir to police custody for two more days.


The name of Zahir Jaffer, the suspect in the brutal murder of a former Pakistani diplomat's 27-year-old daughter Noor Mukadam, will be placed on the Exit Control List, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed said on Monday.

His name has already been added to the Provincial National Identification List (PNIL), the interior minister said, confirming that the father of the suspect and his employees have been arrested.

The names of the suspects in the Noor-e-Mukadam case will be presented in Cabinet this week for inclusion in the ECL, Rasheed said.

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He said he wants Noor's killer to be sentenced to death.

Zahir Jaffer remanded to police custody for two more days

An Islamabad court, meanwhile, remanded Zahir Jaffer to police custody for two more days on Monday.

Jaffer was produced in court on completion of his two-day physical remand. Public prosecutor Sajid Cheema told the court that they have recovered a pistol from the suspect.

The court granted a two-day physical remand to the suspect at the request of the police and after questioning the suspect, ordered them produce him in court again on July 28.

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Earlier, the police had requested the court for further physical remand of the suspect and said that a murder knife was recovered from his possession. A pistol and an iron mace recovered from the suspect were also seized.

Jaffer's parents were arrested a day earlier, along with a janitor of the house and two other employees.

The police said that the parents of the suspect and two employees were arrested on the charge of concealing a crime. Later, the parents and two employees were remanded into police custody for two days.