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Noor Mukadam murder: Alleged killer Zahir Jaffer to be put on ECL

July 25, 2021

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry decided to put the alleged killer of Noor Mukadam – the daughter of an ex-ambassador – on the no-fly list on the request of the Islamabad Police, it emerged Saturday.

Sources confided to The News that the passport of Zahir Jaffer has been confiscated by the authorities to stop him from fleeing abroad. The gruesome murder of ex-ambassador Shaukat Mukadam’s daughter Noor Mukadam, 27, shocked the federal capital with calls of exemplary punishment to the alleged murderer, who is a son of a business tycoon.

The team investigating the incident recorded the statement of the mother of the victim and grilled the psychotherapists, who were called first by some family friend instead of calling the police but their responses could not satisfy the investigating team. Therapy Works is a drug rehabilitation centre where Jaffer is believed to have sought treatment. A high-ranking police officer told the publication that the alleged killer posed himself as mentally ill to avoid investigation, adding that the suspect will be produced before the court today to obtain his physical remand.