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After 25 years on death row, murder accused acquitted by Supreme Court

A person who spent 25 years on death row used to be acquitted by the Supreme Court (SC) Friday after the courtroom discovered proof towards him ‘insufficient’.

Justice Asif Saeed Khosa, who led the three-member bench listening to the case stated, “There’s a discrepancy between the prosecution’s proof and the statements of the witnesses.”

“The top courtroom didn’t believe the case from all angles,” Khosa added, pronouncing the pistol introduced as proof to the courtroom didn’t belong to the accused.

Mazhar, a resident of Kasur, used to be accused of killing Nisar Ahmed in 1992 over a land possession dispute within the town.

After murdering Ahmed, Mazhar remained at massive for 3 years, Asghar Gul, the prosecutor on the case, claimed.

“He (Mazhar) could also be eager about different crimes,” the prosecutor added.

A periods courtroom in Kasur convicted Mazhar of murder and sentenced him to death. The top courtroom upheld the decision. Mazhar then appealed to SC in 2011, which overturned the decrease courtroom’s’ ruling.

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