ATC receives letter from Machh jail for Saulat’s new execution date

QUETTA: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday received a letter for the new execution date of Saulat Mirza from prison administration at Machh jail.

It is expected that the new date will be announced on Tuesday, March 24.

Sources said the prison administration has requested for Mirza’s death warrant again.

On March 18, following his revelations just hours before the death sentence was to be carried out, instructions to differ Mirza’s execution for 72 hours were received by jail authorities.

Meanwhile, yesterday the Interior Ministry sent a request pertaining to a stay on Mirza’s execution and pushed for another 90 days.

On Thursday, the government decided to re-open the murder case of former KESC Managing Director Shahid Hamid, a day after Mirza hurled serious allegations at Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), hours before his hanging on Thursday.