ISLAMABAD: 27-year-old Noor Muqaddam, daughter of the former ambassador to South Korea, was allegedly killed by Zahir Zamir Jaffer, son of Zakir Jaffer, whose family were the ex-diplomat’s acquaintances.
Noor Mukadam, 27, daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, was found murdered at a residence in the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on Tuesday. According to details, Noor was slaughtered after being shot at.
The friend of the woman, Zahir Zamir Jaffer, was arrested over his alleged involvement in the murder. The alleged killer is a son of a leading businessman of the country.
A first information report (FIR) was registered against Zahir under Section 302 (premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the victim’s father late.
What FIR says?
Father of the deceased woman, in his complaint, stated that he had gone to Rawalpindi on July 19 to buy a goat for Eidul Azha, while his wife had gone out to pick up clothes from her tailor.
When he returned home in the evening, the couple found their daughter Noor absent from their house in Islamabad. They found her cellphone number to be switched off, and started a search for her.
Sometime later, Noor called her parents to inform them that she was travelling to Lahore with some friends and would return in a day or two. On Tuesday afternoon, the complainant said he received a call from Zahir, son of Zakir Jaffer. Zahir informed Mukadam that Noor was not with him.
At around 10pm the same day, the victim’s father received a call from Kohsar police station, informing him that Noor had been murdered. Police subsequently took the complainant to Zahir’s house in Sector F-7/4 where he discovered that his daughter has been brutally murdered with a sharp-edged weapon and beheaded.
Zahir Zamir Jaffer
Zahir Jaffer is a member of the Jaffer Group of Companies, the Chief Brand Strategist for Ahmed Jaffer & Company (Private) Limited and owner of multiple companies like Jaffer Brothers (Private) Limited, Jafferjees (Private) Limited, SM Jaffer Private Limited and AJCL Travel & Tours etc.
It has been alleged that Jaffer, an American national, planned the murder of Noor Muqaddam. Furthermore, it is being reported that Jaffer is mentally ill. Sources have claimed that earlier he was deported from the UK on rape charges too.