Ex-diplomat’s slain daughter Noor laid to rest in Islamabad

By: News Desk      Published: 02:55 PM, 22 Jul, 2021
Ex-diplomat’s slain daughter Noor laid to rest in Islamabad
File photo of Noor Muqaddam.

The funeral prayer of Noor Muqaddam, daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, was offered and she was laid to rest in Islamabad on Thursday as the police seize the passport of accused Zahir Jaffar who murdered her, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

The Kohisar Police Station officials also sent for forensic analysis the murder weapon recovered from the accused, who also has American nationality.

The throat of Noor Muqaddam, daughter of former diplomat Shaukat Muqaddam, was slit open with a sharp weapon in Islamabad’s F4 area in the precincts of Kohisar police station. Her killer, Zahir Jafar, was arrested at the scene of the crime. 

SSP Investigation Attaur Rehman Thursday holding a press conference in Islamabad said information on social media was incorrect as the accused of Noor Muqaddam’s killing was mentally healthy and did the act in his full consciousness.

He said it was also an incorrect information on social media that the accused was medically under treatment or drugged when he killed a daughter of a diplomate Shaukat Muqaddam.

The SSP said the accused was mentally stable and he brutally stabbed the diplomate’s daughter with a knife that was recovered from the crime spot at F4 Islamabad.

The police officer confirmed that as per their initial investigations and the medical record, no mental treatment of the accused was going on.

He said false information was being passed on social media about the accused Zahir Jafar as he was a drugged and mentally unstable person when he killed Noor.

The SSP Investigation said there was no eyewitness of the murder but it was confirmed that the accused was not drunk when did so.

He told the media that a local informed the police about the murder and they had started investigations from the servants present in the house at the time of the murder.

He further informed that the police had recovered a pistol from the possession of the accused but no bullet was fired from it as a bullet was stuck in it.

The police officer said IG Police Islamabad had paid a visit to the victim’s family and constituted a special committee. He assured that the Islamabad police were standing with the victimized family.

Earlier on social media, it was being said that the killer was mentally unstable and he ran away from a mental hospital. 

Sources said that the killer was mentally unstable and he ran away from a mental hospital. 

A security guard tipped the police about the murder of the ex-diplomat’s daughter.

The police earlier handed over Noor’s body to her family after post-mortem. The police also recorded statements of accused’s friends and guard, which according to investigation sources would be helpful in the murder probe.

The accused’s father is also reaching Islamabad from Karachi today and will police will also record his statement.

The accused will be produced in the court tomorrow after his physical remand expires.

As per the investigation sources, the police are trying to collect complete history of the accused, who had also spend some time in a rehabilitation centre where he had injured a worker.

On Wednesday, the Foreign Office has expressed shock over the murder of former Pakistani diplomat’s daughter, hoping that the law enforcement agencies would bring the culprit to book. 

Spokesman of Foreign Office Zahid Hafiz Chaudhri in a tweet expressed his grief over the murder of ex-diplomat Shaukat Muqaddam’s daughter. The FO hoped that the culprit would soon be brought to justice.