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PEMRA prohibits TV channels from airing Noor Mukadam’s CCTV footage

Noor could be seen pleading Zahir Jaffer, it reveals. (Source: Dawn)

ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has stopped broadcasting the footage from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the residence of Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in the Noor Mukadam murder case.

According to a notification issued by the media regulatory authority on Sunday, the restriction has been placed under Section 27 of Pemra Ordinance, 2002 It comes a day after several media outlets aired the disturbing CCTV camera footage.

“All the satellite TV channels (news and current affairs/ regional language) are directed to stop airing aforementioned [ Noor Mukadam and Zahir Jaffer] CCTV footage immediately, failing which strict action shall be initiated against the violators under Section 29, 30 and 33 of PEMRA Ordinance 2002 as amended PEMRA (Amendement) Act 2007,” read the notification.

The horrifying scenes of what happened before and after the murder of Noor Mukadam came to light after transcripts of the CCTV camera footage were submitted in court earlier this week in Islamabad.

The prosecution submitted transcripts of the CCTV camera footage in the court of additional sessions judge Justice Ata Rabbani. According to the transcript, the time of the DVR camera, from where the footage had been accessed, was 35 minutes ahead of the Pakistan Standard Time.

Zahir Jaffer foils Noor’s escape bid

Footage from the CCTV cameras at the residence of Zahir Jaffer has been released showing how Noor Mukadam unsuccessfully tried to escape before being brutally murdered. The harrowing CCTV footage shows the timing of the two entering Zahir Jaffer’s residence and her desperate attempt to flee the house before she was brutally murdered in cold blood.

The video shows Noor Mukadam entering Jaffer’s home at 10:19 pm on July 18. Later on July 19 at 02:39 pm, the two left the house along with some baggage, but returned minutes later at 2:51 pm after keeping them in a taxi.

On July 20 at 2:41 am, a barefoot Noor Mukadam could be seen jumping out of a window and running away. The video shows a guard posted at the gate did not allow her to leave the place. The video also showed the girl pleading to let her go but Zahir Jaffer drags her back inside.

The same day, Noor made another desperate attempt to flee the suspect’s home at 7:11 pm. She could be seen in the video jumping out of the window with Zahir Jaffer also chasing her. The second attempt was also foiled after the watchman posted at the house refused to let her go. The black dog can also be seen in the video. On November 09, the prosecution has submitted the transcript of CCTV footage to the Islamabad court in the Noor Mukadam murder case