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Pemra prohibits airing of leaked CCTV footage of Noor Mukadam’s escape try previous to homicide

Noor Mukadam
The Pakistan Digital Media Regulatory Authority (Pemra) on Sunday prohibited all satellite tv for pc TV channels from airing a leaked CCTV footage exhibiting Noor Mukadam’s unsuccessful try to flee the premises of the home the place she was ultimately murdered.

Noor, 27, was discovered brutally murdered at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on July 20. A primary data report (FIR) was registered the identical day towards Zahir Jaffer — the primary accused, who was arrested from the location of the homicide, underneath Part 302 (premeditated homicide) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the criticism of the sufferer’s father, Shaukat Ali Mukadam.

A trial courtroom on October 14 had indicted Zahir together with 11 others within the case — his dad and mom, their three family employees together with Iftikhar (watchman), Jan Muhammad (gardener) and Jameel (prepare dinner), Therapyworks CEO Tahir Zahoor and staff Amjad, Dilip Kumar, Abdul Haq, Wamiq and Samar Abbas. The homicide trial formally started on Oct 20.

In accordance with the notification issued by Pemra, telecast of CCTV footage of Noor and Zahir has been prohibited underneath Part 27 of the Pemra Ordinance, 2002.

“All satellite tv for pc TV channels (information and present affairs/regional language) are, due to this fact, directed to cease airing aforementioned CCTV footage instantly,” the notification mentioned.

The regulator warned that strict motion will probably be taken towards violators underneath Part 29, 30 and 33 of the Pemra Ordinance, 2002.

On November 9, the prosecution within the Noor case had submitted the transcript of the CCTV footage to an Islamabad classes courtroom. Subsequently, the courtroom had directed the general public prosecutor to supply the footage to the defence counsel.

In the meantime, a Twitter account run by Noor’s pals denounced the truth that TV channels have been airing the CCTV footage regardless of specific directions from the courtroom stating in any other case.

“Completely shocked and shattered. Its solely been a day for the reason that CCTV footage was given to the defence authorized staff,” a tweet printed by the account mentioned. “The Decide advised them that it should not be leaked in any respect. Now it is on the market. No regard of what this could be like for Noor’s family members. Have not they been by sufficient?”

PML-N’s Marriyum Aurangzeb mentioned she was “upset” to see the CCTV footage being aired.

“[I] can’t start to think about how distressing and troublesome this should be for Noor’s household and family members who’re being pressured to relive the barbarism she was subjected too,” the PML-N chief mentioned on Twitter.

“This horrible, tragic crime tore by our social cloth and deeply affected all Pakistanis. Airing and sharing the video of Noor’s remaining moments solely additional damages that social cloth and causes anguish to her household. I’d request everybody to please not share the video,” she appealed.

CCTV transcript

In accordance with the transcript, submitted within the courtroom of Islamabad Further Periods Decide Ata Rabbani, the time of the digital video recorder was 35 minutes forward of Pakistan Commonplace Time.

The outline of the footage mentioned that on July 18 at 10:18pm, Noor may very well be seen coming into Zahir’s residence whereas attending a cellphone name. At 2:39am on July 19, the 2 may very well be seen popping out of the home with baggage, which they positioned in a taxi after which went again inside.

A few minutes later, at 2:41am, Noor comes operating barefooted in direction of the gate in worry and panic upon which Iftikhar (watchman) may very well be seen closing the gate to stop her from leaving. The transcript added that Zahir got here out of the home and grabbed Noor, continuing to forcibly drag her again inside regardless of her pleading along with her arms joined collectively.

Someday later at 2:46am, in accordance with the transcript, the pair may as soon as once more be seen exiting the home and approaching the gate. This time, they sit within the taxi throughout the road with their baggage and depart within the automotive.

They return simply minutes later at 2:52am and return inside the home with their baggage whereas Iftikhar and a black canine may be seen within the yard.

On July 20 at 7:12pm, Noor may very well be seen leaping from the primary ground of the home, a cellular phone in her hand — onto the grill beside the bottom ground gallery. She then staggered in direction of the primary gate and needed to exit however Iftikhar and the gardener may very well be seen closing the door to cease her.

In accordance with the transcript, Zahir jumped from the primary ground as properly, ran in direction of Noor after which trapped her in a cabin beside the gate. He snatched Noor’s cell phone from her and dragged her again inside the home.

At 8:06pm, Therapyworks’ staff may very well be seen coming into by the primary gate and making an attempt to enter the home at 8:42pm. Later at 8:55pm, the workers may very well be seen bringing out an injured individual and taking them in direction of the gate.

Case background

After the FIR was registered within the homicide case, Zahir’s dad and mom and family employees have been arrested on July 24 over allegations of “hiding proof and being complicit within the crime”. They have been made part of the investigation primarily based on Noor’s father’s assertion.

In his criticism, Shaukat had acknowledged that he had gone to Rawalpindi on July 19 to purchase a goat for Eidul Azha, whereas his spouse had gone out to choose up garments from her tailor. When he returned residence within the night, the couple discovered their daughter Noor absent from their home in Islamabad.

They discovered her cellphone quantity switched off and began a seek for her. Someday later, Noor known as her dad and mom to tell them that she was travelling to Lahore with some pals and would return in a day or two, in accordance with the FIR.

The complainant mentioned he had later acquired a name from Zahir, whose household have been the ex-diplomat’s acquaintances. The suspect knowledgeable Shaukat that Noor was not with him.

At round 10pm on July 20, the sufferer’s father acquired a name from Kohsar police station, informing him that Noor had been murdered.

Police subsequently took the complainant to Zahir’s home in Sector F-7/4 the place he found that his “daughter has been brutally murdered with a sharp-edged weapon and beheaded”, in accordance with the FIR.

Shaukat, who recognized Noor’s physique, has sought the utmost punishment underneath the regulation towards Zahir for allegedly murdering his daughter.

Police later mentioned Zahir had confessed to killing Noor, whereas his DNA check and fingerprints additionally confirmed his involvement within the homicide.