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MQM’s Saulat Mirza to be executed on March 19

KARACHI: An Anti Terrorism Court (ATC) on Wednesday issued death warrant of Saulat Mirza, a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) worker, who had killed former managing director of then Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC), who will be executed on March 19, 2015.     

The ATC issued the black warrant on the application of Central  Jail Karachi authorities.

It is to be mentioned here that Mirza was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in May 1999 for murdering the managing director of KESC, his driver Ashraf Brohi and guard Khan Akbar in July 1997. His appeal against the conviction was rejected by both high court and Supreme Court.

His clemency petition had also been turned down by President of Pakistan and could not be executed due to moratorium on death penalty.

Pakistan on Tuesday lifted its moratorium on the death penalty in all capital cases, after initially restarting executions for terrorism offences in the wake of a Taliban school massacre.