SC acquits death sentence convict over lack of evidence

ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted a death sentence convict giving him the benefit of doubt.

A three-member bench of the apex court headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa heard the case.

Shoukat Sagheer was held for alleged murder of a man in Korangi area of Karachi. The trial court awarded life imprisonment which was maintained by the high court.

During the course of proceedings, the counsel for accused told the court that his client was awarded sentence as prosecution failed to submit solid evidence against his client.

Justice Khosa remarked that prosecution failed to submit any evidence in the case.

The court ordered to acquit the accused and disposed of the case.