SHC rejects plea against convict’s death sentence


The Sindh High Court (SCH) on Tuesday rejected a plea against death sentence to a convict, Aijaz Nawaz, and upheld the verdict of the anti-terrorism court.

The anti-terrorism court had sentenced Aijaz Nawaz capital punishment. He had shot to death an engineer Muddasir Hayat over resistance. The suspect had tried to snatch the mobile phone from Muddasir on which he offered resistance.

Prosecutor Iqbal Awan said that cause of snatching mobile could be understood due to poverty, but lifting arms could not be justified. He said there should be no relief for those who use arms over petty issues.

The accused was apprehended in 2015.