SC dismisses plea against hanging of two murderers

KARACHI: The Supreme Court has dismissed a petition seeking stay to the execution of two murder convicts MuhammadFaisal and Muhammad Afzal.

A three-member bench headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khosa heard the plea by the heirs of the condemned prisoners at the apex court’s Karachi Registry on Monday.

The court observed that in a case under Anti Terrorism Act, compromise cannot be reached with victim’s family.

The petitioner had appealed to the court to halt the executions as the Anti-Terrorism Court has issued black warrants for March 17. The heirs of the victim were also present during the hearing.

Both the convicts had been sentenced to death by an Anti-Terrorism Court in 1999 for shooting dead Abdul Jabbar over resistance against robbery in a house in the limits of Korangi Industrial Area police station in December 1998.

The higher courts had rejected their appeals against conviction.

Their mercy petition has also been rejected by the President.