Second Death Anniversary Of Noor Mukadam Observed

Second Death Anniversary Of Noor Mukadam Observed
At a commemorative meeting marking two years since the tragic passing of Noor Mukadam, Ambassador Shauqat Mukadam addressed a full auditorium at the Foreign Office's Pak-Brunei Friendship Hall.

Prominent civil activists, lawyers, diplomats, and members of civil society spoke at length about the dire need to counter the femicide epidemic rampant in Pakistan.

Ambassador Shauqat Mukadam remarked upon the two-year-long torturous journey since July 2020. He also appealed to the Supreme Court of Pakistan that a case of such great public interest should be taken up and expedited.

He talked about his family's pursuit of justice, subsequent convictions, and the overwhelming amount of support in Pakistan and across the World. He thanked the legal, diplomatic, and journalistic fraternities that have supported his family.

Noor, 27, was found murdered at Jaffar’s residence in the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20 last year. A first information report (FIR) was registered the same day against Zahir Jaffer — the primary accused who was arrested from the site of the murder — under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of the victim’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, who is a retired diplomat.

On Feb 24, 2022, an Islamabad sessions court sentenced Zahir to death and awarded 10-year imprisonment to two co-accused Mohammad Iftikhar and Jan Mohammad.