After six years, an Islamabad-based court awarded life sentences to three accused in the 2016 murder case of Barrister Fahad Malik.
According to the details, the court handed life terms to Raja Arshad, Raja Hashim, and Noman Khokhar, who were nominated in the August 2016 murder case.
All three accused were present in the court when the judge announced the verdict of the murder case.
In August 2016, Barrister Fahad Malik was shot dead in a clash with powerful gangsters in Sector F-1, Islamabad. Since then, his family has been seeking the path of justice.
Atta Rabbani D&S JudgeISB has sentenced Barrister Fahad Malik’s killers Raja Arshad,NomanKhokhar,&Raja Hashim 4 LIFE IMPRISONMENT.Criminal Revision 4 enhancement of sentence 2 death penalty WILL be filed in IHC.Gratitude 2 Every1 who supported our cause over6yrs. #JusticeForFahad pic.twitter.com/qrlLJVq9gb
— Jawad Sohrab (@JawadSohrab) October 18, 2022
Barrister Fahad Malik was a British national who had settled in Pakistan. He was the nephew of former Senate Chairman and former Federal Minister for Privatization Mohammad Mian Soomro and was also the brother-in-law of PTI leader and former SAPM Zulfi Bukhari.
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) August 19, 2016
Barrister Fahad Malik’s murder case – justice delayed?
The manner in which Barrister Fahad Malik was murdered and the subsequent delays in justice put into question the influence powerful gangs have in Pakistani society. Barrister Fahad Malik was murdered, in a shooting on a busy road in Islamabad. Malik was leaving Shalimar police station after duty, acting for a client, when his car was stopped, and he was showered with bullets. The incident occurred a few hundred meters from the PM office.
Three accused — Raja Arshad, Nauman Khokar, and Raja Hashim Khan — were taken into custody on murder charges. Arshad was caught at the Torkham border by the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as he attempted to flee to Afghanistan a few days after the murder.
Since then, it has been a long journey for Barrister Fahad Malik’s family as they sought justice. His brother Jawad Malik has been at the forefront of an intense legal battle in which the three accused had used every delaying tactic possible to prevent justice.
#Killers trying to subvert #justice by using delaying tactics at ATC Court #Islamabad in Barrister Fahad Malik murder case which is nearing conclusion. ALMIGHTY ALLAH(SWT) is watching & you will be punished #JusticeForFahad pic.twitter.com/KYbXOVxELd
— Jawad Sohrab (@JawadSohrab) October 5, 2019