Notice issued on plea for transfer of Samia murder trial


Lahore—The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to the accused and others for November 11 on a petition seeking directions for transfer of murder trial of Samia Shahid, a British national of Pakistani origin. The single bench comprising LHC Chief Justice Syed Mansoor Ali Shah issued notice on a petition filed by Mukhtar Kazim,husband of Samia Shahid. Mukhtar had submitted through his petition that his wife Samia Shahid was killed by her family members and ex-husband and he had lodged a case against them. He claimed that life of witnesses,including himself,were at risk at the hands of influential relatives of the victim. He pleaded with the court to issue directions for transfer of the trial from Jhelum to Lahore.—APP