PAKISTAN: FOUR SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDER
February 2, 2016: Four persons, including a husband, and wife, were sentenced to death after they were found guilty of kidnapping and murdering the owner of Karachi Broast eight years ago.
Moshin Raza, his wife Shazia, their two associates Adnan Haider and Nazia, were convicted of kidnapping and killing restaurateur Sheikh Muhammad Mansoor in 2008.
Mansoor, 50, was kidnapped on July 3, 2008 when he was returning home to North Karachi from his fast food joint at Boat Basin. He was driving down Khalid Bin Waleed Road when two women signalled him to stop. They told him their car had broken down. Mansoor tried to fix up their vehicle but failed. He, then, agreed to drop them at their residence in Liaquatabad.
According to investigators, the trio, on the way, developed a good conversation and as the women reached their residence, they offered Mansoor a cup of tea to which he agreed. While he was inside, two men came in and snatched cash, mobile phone, and other valuables from Mansoor and then shot him dead.
Besides capital punishment, the court also awarded the accused seven years imprisonment and fined each of them Rs50,000. If they fail to pay, they will undergo six months more imprisonment. (Sources: tribune.com.pk, 03/02/2016)