AJK minister awarded 14-year jail in murder case

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The High Court of Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday awarded 14 years imprisonment and fine of one million rupees to the principal accused Malik Zaffar Iqbal, the sitting minister for higher education in the PTI-led government of Azad Jammu Kashmir State.

The two-member court comprising Justice Sardar Ejaz and Justice Khalid Rasheed Chaudhry announced the verdict in Muzaffarabad convicting Malik Zaffar Iqbal in the famous murder case of a local young man Ameer Asif Shah 19 years ago registered in Kotli district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir.

Zaffar Iqbal had been elected as member of AJK Legislative Assembly from the constituency LA-08 Rajmahal area of Kotli district in the general elections held on July 25 last year.

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