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Noor's father says he seeks justice for murdered daughter

اپ ڈیٹ 24 جولائ 2021
The police has registered a case against Zahir Jaffer for murdering Noor Mukaddam on July 20.
The police has registered a case against Zahir Jaffer for murdering Noor Mukaddam on July 20.

Former ambassador Shaukat Mukaddam, whose daughter Noor was brutally murdered on Tuesday, has appealed for justice, saying "the I in PTI stands for insaaf (justice) and that's what all Pakistanis want."

His daughter was beheaded according to the post-mortem. The report also says she had assault marks and was stabbed, too.

Talking to the media outside his home where the SAPM Dr Shahbaz Gill had come to condole with the family, the former envoy said this was not a case where the suspect could not be found. "The suspect was with the dead body and the weapons," Mukaddam said.

Zahir Jaffer was apprehended by the police on Tuesday and remains in their custody. He has been charged under Section 302 (punishment for murder).

Dr Gill has said he will request the court not to treat it as an ordinary case. He said he had assured the family that the prime minister was looking into the case.

Mukaddam told the media that not only is Jaffer charged with murdering his daughter but also faces attempted charges against the people who tried to restrain him following his killing Noor. He tried to shoot them but the bullet did not go off, Mr Mukaddam told the media, and [Jaffer] then used a knife as well.

He also responded to stories on social media about Jaffer's mental health echoing what SSP Attaur Rehman said in his press conference earlier, that the suspect was clearly "in his senses."

He added that Jaffer was a registered therapist in his mother's clinic as well a director of the company "so he cannot be mentally unwell" the former ambassador said.

He also described his daughter Noor as an innocent girl who loved animals. Maintaining his composure, Mukaddam said him and his family are in shock and receiving messages from all over the world after the incident. "I've served this country ," he said referring to his career as a diplomat "and want justice."

He asked people not dwell on the motive but on the evidence.

Police is also questioning members of Therapy Works, an organization which provides counselling and training for counsellors. On Friday it issued a statement saying that Jaffer was enrolled as a student for a year in 2016 and again from October 2018 to June 2018 but never completed his coursework "and accordingly was never ever given permission to see clients."