Court issues Shafqat Hussain’s death warrants for June 9
KARACHI (92 News) – An ant-terrorism court in Karachi re-issued for the fourth time death warrant for death-row convict Shafqat Hussain on Monday, directing the jail authorities to executed him on June 9.
Earlier, the convicted murderer was to be hanged in March when his hanging was postponed and the Federal Investigation Agency ordered by the court into looking into the question of his age. As per law, the death sentence cannot be used against a defendant under the age of 18 when the crime was committed. The FIA later determined he was not a juvenile at the time of the killing and a new execution date was set.
On March 18, President Mamnoon Hussaid rejected his mercy plea.
Hussain was sentenced to death in 2004 for murdering a 7-year-old boy Umair in New Town area of Karachi in 2001. Lawyers for Shafqat Hussain had maintained he was just 14 in 2004.