ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court of Pakistan has upheld the death sentence of Mumtaz Qadri.
Mumtaz Qadri had challenged the Islamabad High Court (IHC) verdict on his death sentence in the Supreme Court. Lawyers for Mumtaz Qadri filed the plea in the apex court claiming that the matter was not about murder but provocation.
In its ruling the Supreme Court also declared the IHC decision of annulling the death sentence under the Anti-Terrorism Act null and void.
A former commando of the Punjab Police’s Elite Force, Mumtaz Qadri was sentenced to death for the murder of former Punjab Governor Salman Taseer in Islamabad’s Koshar Market on January 4, 2011.