PTI leader Zahra Shahid murder case verdict to be pronounced on Friday


An anti-terrorism court (ATC) reserved its verdict on the case pertaining to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Zahra Shahid’s murder on election eve in 2013 till Friday.

Four persons associated with the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), Mohammad Rashid, alias Master, Zahid Abbas Zaidi, Irfan, alias Lamba, and Kaleem along with their absconding accomplices have been charged with murdering Shahid outside her home on May 18, 2013.

The matter came up before the ATC-XVII judge on Monday who heard final arguments from the prosecution and the defence. The judge wrapped up the trial which was being conducted inside the central prison judicial complex.

The court fixed August 31 as the final date for pronouncement of the verdict.