Islamabad, Pakistan: Zahir Jaffer has confessed to Police he murdered Noor Mukaddam due to her alleged unfaithfulness. However, the legal validity of Zahir’s statement to police is very weak unless he gives the same statement to a court of law or in front of a Magistrate.
“I stopped her after knowing about her betrayal but she denied which made me angry,” claimed accused Zahr Jaffer.
According to information available with Police, Noor Mukaddam was in touch with her driver Khalil and her mother after arriving at the residence of Zahir Jaffar on the night of July 18 around 9.30 pm. She was murdered on July 20 around 7 pm.
According to available reports, on July 19, Noor Mukaddam called her driver Khalil and asked him to arrange an amount of 700,000 for her without informing her father and directed the driver to drop the money at the residence of Zahir Jaffar. According to driver Khalil, he arranged only 300,000 and dropped the money at Zahir’s place and money was collected by a cook of Zahir Jaffar on July 19. He said that he called Noor when he arrived the residence of Zahir and Noor told him to hand over the money to Zahir’s cook.
Zahir Jaffar claimed that Noor was his partner for a long and her family knew everything about their relations it and both were or drugs. Zahir claimed that he became revengeful and killed her after she refused to accept that she was unfaithful with him while he had information and witnesses that she had been in relation with others and their discussion became aggressive on the afternoon of July 20 although they had been living calmly for the last two days. Zahir accepted that he did not take drugs on the day of the murder.
The police are yet to determine that why did deceased Noor asked her driver to arrange an amount of 700,000 and drop at Zahir’s place. Police sources believe that Noor was in constant touch with her mother and driver from the very day she came to Zahir’s place for living.
Police claim that Noor called her family four hours before her murder. What did they discuss? is yet to be determined.
What a brave and clear headed man. One hopes no father has to talk about his daughter like this. His composure is remarkable though what the family must be undergoing is unimaginable. #NoorMukaddam deserves justice and #ZahirJaffer must be punished along with all the accomplices! pic.twitter.com/6oyxUlzeZK
— Raza Ahmad Rumi (@Razarumi) July 23, 2021
Meanwhile, US Embassy in Islamabad released its statement that U.S. citizens are subject to that country’s laws. When Americans are arrested abroad, the Embassy can check on their well-being and provide a list of lawyers, but cannot provide legal advice, participate in court proceedings or affect their release. It is pertinent to mention that Zahir Jaffar has dual nationality and he is also a US citizen.
In a foreign country, U.S. citizens are subject to that country’s laws. When Americans are arrested abroad, the Embassy can check on their well-being and provide a list of lawyers, but cannot provide legal advice, participate in court proceedings or effect their release.
— U.S. Embassy Islamabad (@usembislamabad) July 27, 2021
Police claimed that more videos of torturing some other people had also been recovered from the phone of Zahir Jaffar. While footage recovered from a camera installed in the street of Zahir’s residence showed that Noor tried to escape from the place almost three hours before she was murdered but nobody helped her and servants of Zahir did not try to save her.
Phone record of Zahir Jaffar indicated accused Zahir contacted his father four times on July 19 and called his father five times the same day when he allegedly murdered Noor while he called twice to mother of Noor also. He called the mother of Noor on July 20, around 10.20 morning, and talked with her for eight minutes plus.
Police said that Zahir was arrested in the United Kingdom in the year 2016 and information are being collected about this arrest.
The court on Tuesday sent the parents of suspect Zahir Zakir Jaffer and two security guards to jail judicial remand for assistance in crime, hiding evidence, tampering with evidence in order to save the accused, and complicity.