SC forms medical board to investigate Imdad Ali’s mental health

Islamabad—The Supreme Court on Friday formed a medical board to examine Imdad Ali’s mental health, an alleged mentally ill death row convict. The board is to be headed by Maj Gen Salim Jehangir and submit an examination report within the next two weeks. A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Amir Hani Muslim heard the case.
It is to mention that death row prisoner, Imdad Ali was sentenced to death for the murder of a religious teacher in 2002.
His counsel maintained that Ali is unfit to be executed as he is unable to understand his crime and punishment, and that doing so would violate Pakistan’s obligations under a United Nations treaty, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights.
Justice Ijazul Hassan remarked, “If the board confirms that Imdad’s Ali’s mental health is weak, a suitable decision will be made.”
Justice Amir Hani remarked that the review will not end his punishment. He will be brought to the gallows when his health improves, he added.—APP

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