Fresh death warrant for Saulat Mirza ‘s hanging on Ist April issued

SAULATKARACHI: A special court in Karachi on Tuesday re-issued  a fresh black warrant against death-row convict and target killer Saulat Mirza.

Mirza was scheduled to be executed on March 19 for murdering Shahid Hamid, the managing director of the then Karachi Electric Supply Corporation (KESC), his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Khan Akbar in July 1997. However, his execution was halted just a few hours before his hanging after his confessional video was aired on a private TV channel.

The court has now ordered the prison authorities to hang Mirza on April 1 at the Macch Jail, Balochistan. The convict is expected to be executed at 5:30am.

Mirza had claimed he carried out the murders on orders from MQM chief – a claim rejected by Altaf Hussain.

INP

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