ISLAMABAD: An Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) on Tuesday resumed the hearing of a case pertaining to the murder of Barrister Fahad Malik, and testified four witnesses while summoning six more prosecution witnesses in the next date of hearing.
The court, in its previous hearings, had already testified three witnesses as well as three accused who had been indicted including Arshad Mehmood, Nouman Khokhar and Raja Hashim.
Four prosecution witnesses including assistant sub-inspector Ghafoor, Bashir Awan, Akbar Sultan Malik and a doctor of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) testified the Medico-Legal Report of Barrister Fahad Manzoor and presented their statement before the court.
The cross-examination of the three accused was completed during the proceedings while the cross-examination of the doctor from PIMS will be conducted in the next hearing, scheduled for November 22.
It is worth mentioning here that Section 7 ATA was earlier removed by the ATC judge and transferred the case to lower courts against which the victims’ brother Jawad Sohrab challenged the same in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) which restored the 7 ATA in the case, and set aside the ATC judgment for dropping terrorism clauses.
The Shalimar police had booked the accused Arshad Mehmood, Nouman Khokhar and at least eight others after Fahad Malik was gunned down near the Shalimar Police Station in F-10/3 in the early hours of August 15, 2016.