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‘We need privacy’: Zahir Jaffer asks police to ‘keep media out of courtroom’

(Source: Independent Urdu)

LAHORE: Zahir Jaffer, the prime suspect in the Noor Mukadam murder case, asked police officials to keep media persons out of the courtroom, saying “we have privacy”, a local media outlet reported on Monday.

While appearing for the hearing of the case, Zahir Jaffer told police officials, “We have privacy, keep the media out of the courtroom.” Zahir came for the hearing today in Islamabad District and Sessions court with a new haircut.

Moreover, Zahir’s mother asked police officials to delete a video from the phone of a cameraman of a private news channel. Police officials then took the phone from the cameraman and deleted the video clip.

Therapy Works CEO Dr Tahir Zahoor, while addressing a press conference on Saturday, said that Zahir Jaffer is an alcoholic who has been playing lunatic after murdering Noor Mukadam.

Earlier today (Monday), the Islamabad High Court (IHC) issued notices on the bail application of Zakir Jaffer, the father of Zahir Jaffer.

IHC’s Justice Aamer Farooq heard his bail plea during which the court issued notices to and sought a reply from theprosecution department and other respondents in Zakir Jaffer’s bail application.

Zakir Jaffer’s lawyer requested the court to grant his client bail till the final verdict of the case was issued and asked the court to release him on bail after annulling an earlier decision of a sessions court.