LAHORE – Lahore High Court announces death penalty to the accused family members in Farzana Iqbal’s murder case, on Wednesday.
Judge Haroon Latif announced the death penalty for Farzana’s father, brother and her former husband.
Another brother Ghulam Ali, who was also a suspect in murder of Farzana , has been sentenced to ten years in prison and a fine of Rs100,000.
The judge gave a ruling for the death penalty for Farzana’s father Muhammad Azeem, ex-husband Mazhar Abbas, brother Zahid Iqbal and cousin Jahan Khan, under three different laws.
Other family members have protested the hearing outside the court, claiming that these men have been wrongly framed in a false murder case.
Defence lawyer Mansoorur Rehman Khan Afridi told that the family will appeal for another trial.
Advocate Afridi said it was a case of a court of ordinary jurisdiction of law instead of a special court of law. A murder derived from family enmity could not be treated as a terrorism act, he concluded.