Zahir Jaffer declared mentally fit for trial in Noor Mukadam murder case

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ISLAMABAD – A team of psychiatrists has said that Zahir Zakir Jaffer, the prime accused in Noor Mukadam murder case, is mentally fit to face legal proceedings.

Zahir is detained at Adiala Jail as a court in the federal capital has extended his judicial remand till August 30.

The test to examine the mental condition of the 28-year-old suspect was conducted as his parents had allegedly attempted to get him declared mentally unfit with the help of Therapy Works in order to save him from jail.

Zahir was arrested from his house in F-7/4 on July 20, 2021 where he beheaded Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Ali Mukadam, after he held her hostage over the breakup.

Police have also arrested suspects’ parents – Zakir Jaffar and Asmat Adam Jee – and two servants of Jaffar family on charges of abetment and hiding crime from police.

Meanwhile, the team of psychiatrists also examined Usman Mirza, a key suspect in a case related to harassing and stripping a couple in the federal capital earlier this year.

The team has also declared him mentally fit to face trial in court.

Officials said that various methods were applied by the psychiatrists’ team, headed by Dr Saira Ghazanfar and Dr Hira Sheikh, to determine their mental health.

They said that results of the tests have been shared with police, prosecution team and defence lawyers.

Read more: https://pakobserver.net/court-grants-judicial-remand-of-zahir/

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