The grotesque homicide of 27-year-old Noor Mukadam in Islamabad’s Sector F-7/four has shaken Pakistan’s civil society with the hashtag #JusticeForNoor trending on Twitter for almost two days.
Because the shock over the grisly homicide continues to grip folks, many have turned to social media to specific their anger on the primary suspect, Zahir Zakir Jaffer, and the circumstances surrounding the killing. Nonetheless, lots of the particulars haven’t been verified by the police staff trying into the case, which gave an in depth briefing on Thursday.
In mild of individuals’s personal variations doing the rounds, actor Osman Khalid Butt rightfully urged folks to cease sharing unverified particulars in regards to the homicide.
“I cannot believe this bears saying, but please stop sharing unverified, unsubstantiated details about the murder: the causes, the aftermath,” he tweeted on Friday, including “especially if they’re by anonymous sources”.
He additionally identified that such unverified claims weren’t serving to Noor or her household get justice, “just sating your morbid curiosity”.
Additionally on Friday, famend leather-based model Jafferjees put out an announcement to disassociate itself from the homicide after some customers on social media alleged it was linked to the suspect and his household. A media outlet had additionally alleged that Zahir was the “owner of multiple companies like […] Jafferjees (Private) Limited”.
“Jafferjees (Private) Limited would like to state unequivocally that the incident in Islamabad has NO business or personal relationship with the Jafferjees brand in any way,” stated a public discover by the model on its Fb and Instagram pages.
“We have noticed several irresponsible posts from media outlets and journalists that have tied these people to our company that has been run by the Quettawala family since its inception. We wish to reassure our patrons with the truth and hope that these publications and individuals fact-check their reporting,” the assertion added.
“We offer our deepest condolences to the family.”
Within the briefing yesterday, police had stated Zahir was fully “sound and in his senses” when arrested from the homicide scene. Police had initially stated the sufferer was shot at earlier than being “slaughtered” however SSP (Investigation) Ataur Rehman shared that whereas a pistol had been discovered on the suspect’s home, the preliminary investigation and medical report didn’t present a firearm damage within the incident.
Zahir, who’s presently in police custody on remand, is being interrogated, the SSP stated, including that police didn’t presently have details about whether or not the suspect had a prison document in different nations — which many on social media had declared he did.
SSP Rehman stated the findings of the police investigation could be primarily based on “solid evidence” whether or not the suspect gave his assertion or not. He vowed that police would get him convicted and sentenced primarily based on the proof.