Federal Shariat Court acquits rape convict -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Federal Shariat Court acquits rape convict

KARACHI: The Federal Shariat Court on Tuesday acquitted a convict, Zahid Hussain, who had been awarded five years imprisonment and a fine of Rs 100,000 in a rape case.

The convict had filed a jail appeal, challenging his conviction and sentence. According to the prosecution, Hussain had sexually assaulted a girl in Larkana. The trial court had found him guilty and convicted him under Section 10 Offence of Zina (EOH) 1979. He was handed down awarded five years of imprisonment and a fine of Rs 100,000. Justice Salahuddin Mirza after hearing arguments by the appellant’s counsel, Haji Abdul Mujeeb, acquitted him.
Source: Daily Times
Date:10/7/2009