SC to hear Mumtaz Qadri’s appeal against death sentence

ISLAMABAD, Apr 18 (INP): Supreme Court (SC) on Saturday accepted for hearing the plea of death row convict Mumtaz Qadri against Islamabad High Court’s (IHC’s) decision to maintain his death penalty.

Chief Justice (CJ) Nasirul Mulk has formed a two-member bench comprising of Justice Dost Muhammad Khan and Justice Umar Ata Bandial which will conduct the hearing on Monday.

Mumtaz Qadri, who murdered former governor Punjab Salman Taseer, filed an appeal at the SC against his death sentence.