10 May 2018 :
A convict was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in a sectarian killing case pertaining to the murder of a prayer leader in Karachi.
The trial of Syed Nadeem Abbas Zaidi was conducted by the ATC judge in the judicial complex inside Central Jail Karachi. Zaidi was awarded capital punishment and was ordered to pay compensation amounting to Rs0.2 million to the victim’s legal heirs.
The convict was also fined Rs10 thousand and sentenced to a seven-year imprisonment term for the possession of illicit arms.
Qari Mohammad Amin, prayer leader of Bilal Masjid was gunned down near the mosque on February 23, while the suspect was overpowered by people present at the site, according to the prosecution.