The Islamabad High Court on Monday served a notice on the parents of Zahir Jaffer, the main suspect in the Noor Mukadam rape and murder case, and adjourned the hearing for September 15.
Justice Aamer Farooq was hearing the bail plea of the suspect’s father Zakir Jaffer and of the employees of Therapy Works.
During the hearing, the court directed Advocate Shah Khawar, the counsel for Noor’s family, to submit a power of attorney.
The lawyer responded that he would submit a power of attorney on behalf of his client Shaukat Mukadam, Noor’s father, today (Monday).
The application for cancellation of bail of the employees of Therapy Works is also being heard, Advocate Khawar said, adding that if the court deemed it appropriate, it could hear all the petitions together.
Justice Farooq, however, said that the rules to grant and cancel bail are different.
He said the court will hear the two petitions separately.
If the hearing is to be adjourned, then adjourn it for tomorrow, said the petitioner’s lawyer, Khawaja Harris.
The court then ordered Advocate Khawar to submit a power of attorney and adjourned the hearing. A notice was also issued on the bail application of Zahir Jaffer’s mother Asmat Zakir again.
PROTEST: Meanwhile, a protest was held outside the Islamabad High Court during the hearing by Noor’s family and friends, calling for speedy justice in the case.
Victim’s father Shaukat Mukadam was also among the protesters.
Noor’s friends and family demanded her killer be brought to justice. They also demanded that those who helped the killer should not be released on bail.
They held placards inscribed with slogans “death for the murderer”, “no mercy, no bail for the accomplices”.