Islamabad police want Noor killer’s name on ECL

By: News Desk      Published: 03:04 PM, 23 Jul, 2021
Islamabad police want Noor killer’s name on ECL
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The Islamabad police which have declared the suspect who brutally murdered ex-diplomat’s daughter Noor Muqaddam ‘in possession of sound mental health while committing the grisly act’ would request the interior ministry to put the suspect’s name on the Exit Control List, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.

Sources said that the police have widened scope of their investigation. The suspect who is the scion of a leading businessman of Karachi holds dual nationality. Police would request the interior ministry to put the suspect’s name on the ECL, the sources added. 

The sources said that police would also obtain suspect Zahir Zakir’s criminal record from Britain and America. They would write letters to the authorities over there and request for the access to suspect’s criminal record in those countries. 

IG Jamil on Friday summoned the investigation team. The head of the inquiry team, the SSP Investigation apprised the IG of the development of the case. He reposed his confidence in the conduct of the investigation.

IG Jamil asked the inquiry team not to come under any kind of pressure or intervention from any quarters during the course of their investigation. He wanted them to conduct an investigation on merit. 

On Wednesday, the Foreign Office expressed its shock over the murder of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Muqaddam’s daughter and hoped that the culprit would soon be brought to justice.

Police sources informed that the throat of Noor Muqaddam was slit open with a sharp-edged weapon in Islamabad’s upscale area of Sector F-7/4 in the precincts of Kohisar police station. Her killer, Zahir Zakir Jafar, was arrested from the scene of crime. 

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

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

The body of the deceased woman was shifted to a local hospital.

Reporter Saghir Ahmad