Mohammad Zaman killed his daughter Kauser and injured his wife Husa Bibi and two other daughters Kahkashan and Komal in 2005 in Lahore.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) had in May 2013, converted the death sentence awarded to Zaman by an additional sessions court in July 2007, into life imprisonment. A three-judge SC bench, headed by Justice Gulzar Ahmed, yesterday maintained the conviction and the sentence.
    
The court observed that Zaman had committed a heinous offence in a desperate manner by causing murder of his real daughter.
    
During the hearing in the trial court, Kiran had alleged in her witness account that her father, armed with a pistol and a 'tokka' (a sharp knife like weapon), had killed her sister Kauser and then fled the scene.
    
Explaining the motive, she said her father wanted to take into possession the money her uncle had sent from London for the wedding of Kauser, scheduled for September 2005.
    
Zaman in his statement said Kauser had illicit relations with a criminal, Nasir Mughal, with whose assistance she had even kidnapped a person for ransom.

 

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