The legal heirs of Salmaan Taseer filed an application before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Wednesday, requesting it to reject the murder appeal of Mumtaz Qadri, the self-confessed killer of the former governor Punjab.
The application was filed by Salmaan Taseer’s children Shaan Taseer, Sara Taseer and Sanam Taseer.
In their application, the complainant stated that they came to know that the defence counsel, former chief justice of the Lahore High Court Khawaja Muhammad Sharif had informed the court that the legal heirs have no interest in pursuing the case.
However, they sated that they have not received any court notice in this regard.
“It is disrespectful, abhorrent and irresponsible; the counsel should be prevented from making any such statement on behalf of persons whom he does not represent,” the application stated.
They maintained the accused had committed a heinous murder in cold blood and does not deserve mercy. Further, the heirs appealed the accused is a traitor of the country as he murdered the former governor during duty.