KARACHI: The Sindh High Court rejected a plea seeking delay in death row prisoner Saulat Mirza’s execution.
The petition was filed by Mirza’s wife who requested that the execution be delayed till a fresh probe takes place.
Mirza, who is currently being held in Mach Jail had his execution postponed on March 19, after he made startling confessions on a video shot by a mobile phone.
He accused prominent leaders of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement of murder and inciting terror. He also said that he had murdered Karachi Electric Supply Company Managing Director Shahid Hamid in 1997 on the direct orders by MQM chief Altaf Hussain.
Mirza was sentenced to death in 1999 but his conviction has been lying in the lurch.
With four days remaining in his execution the court had sought replies from the interior and prison authorities over possibility of re-opening his case.