Saulat Mirza to be executed on April 1st

Written by  Published by:Pakistan Views Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:45

KARACHI: Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker Saulat Mirza's hanging has been rescheduled as anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Karachi on Tuesday reissued his death warrants for execution on April 1.

Mirza was sentenced to death by an ATC in May 1999 for murdering the managing director of then named Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC) chief Shahid Hamid, his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Khan Akbar in July 1997.

He was moved along with four high-profile prisoners to the Machh jail, Balochistan, in April 2014.

Last week Mirza's execution was postponed for 72 hours. Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar had said the target killer’s execution was stayed as “he is not well enough to be executed”.

The administration of Machh central jail had sent a letter to the ATC, seeking fresh death warrants of Saulat Mirza, Superintendent Machh Jail Muhammad Ishaq Zehri had told Media.

"Death warrant issued earlier has expired after postponement of Mirza's execution," he added.

Mirza was scheduled to be executed on March 19 at 5.30am, but his hanging was postponed at eleventh hour following a presidential order.

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