PAKISTAN: SHC COMMUTES MURDERERâS DEATH SENTENCE TO LIFE IMPRISONMENT
February 7, 2019:
The Sindh High Court (SHC) commuted on 28 January 2019 the death sentence of a criminal, convicted of committing a murder during a robbery bid. (Sources: tribune.com.pk, 29/01/2019)
A divisional bench, comprising Justice Naimatullah Phulpoto and Justice KK Agha, announced the verdict, commuting the sentence to life imprisonment.
According to the police, Ishtiaq, along with his accomplices, robbed Idrees’s home in 2007 in Alfalah area and opened fire, killing him in the process.
Ishtiaq was proven guilty and awarded the death sentence by a sessions court.
He was awarded an additional seven-year imprisonment for possession of illegal weapons.