Pakistan tycoon’s son gets death sentence for beheading ex-diplomat’s daughter

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Family of Noor Mukadam gets justice after her killer, Zahir Jaffer, is handed the death sentence

 

A Pakistani-American man has been given the death sentence for murdering the daughter of a prominent former ambassador.

An Islamabad judge on Thursday found Zahir Jaffer guilty of the premeditated murder of Noor Mukadam last July 20 at Jaffer’s home.

Jaffer was reportedly enraged when Mukadam, 27, refused to marry him. Her beheaded body was found at his residence that day.

Jaffer, a 30-year-old dual Pakistan-US national from an influential family, was apprehended at the crime scene and charged with premeditated murder, rape, kidnapping, and confinement. He entered a not guilty plea.

Shaukat Mukadam, Mukadam’s father, was pleased with the verdict against Jaffer, the son of a Pakistani business tycoon.

“This case is for all the daughters of Pakistan,” Mukadam told the reporters. “The society and media came to our side, the entire nation and the world was on our side.”

Noor Mukadam’s death sent shockwaves through Pakistan with Jaffer’s familial history and the brutality of the crime.

According to a World Health Organization study of research on domestic violence in Pakistan from 2008 to 2018, violence often occurs within marriage and goes undetected because it is considered a cultural norm in Pakistan’s patriarchal society.

Mukadam’s death was used by activists to renew calls for the country’s parliament to establish legislation that would punish or imprison anyone who abuses women, children, or vulnerable individuals.

On Tuesday, the Islamic Council told CNN that it is still waiting for the government to cooperate and move the process forward. KMB/Expat Media


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