LHC orders release of death row convict for lack of evidence

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The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday acquitted death row prisoner Zameer Ahmed for lack of evidence in a murder case.

A two-member bench of the LHC headed by Justice Mazahir Ali Akbar Naqvi heard the petition.

The court was informed that accused Zameer Ahmed was handed death penalty by a trial court in an 8-year-old girl’s murder case but there was clear contradiction in post-mortem report and statements of the witnesses.

State lawyer argued that the accused has murdered a minor girl and its evidence is available.

After hearing the arguments, the bench ordered release of the accused for lack of evidence and declared trial court’s verdict null and void.