The Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) of Islamabad on Thursday convicted three accused in the decade-old murder case of Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) leader Dr Imran Farooq and jailed them for life.
ATC judge Shahrukh Arjumand announced the verdict in the open court.
“The prosecution remained successful in proving the case against accused by producing confidence aspiring evidence. Case in hand is a fit one for awarding death penalty, however, as an ordinance has been promulgated to amend Pakistan Penal Code 1860 whereby, in the cases where evidence is shared by a foreign country death penalty cannot be given,” the court ruled.
The accused Syed Mohsin Ali, Moazzam Ali and Khalid Shamim were thus convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment. They were also imposed a fine of Rs1.2 million each.