ISLAMABAD, Jan 21 (APP):The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed an appeal challenging the acquittal of Dr Shams-ur-Rahman in his wife’s murder case, while giving him the benefit of doubt.
A three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa observed that the applicant had failed to establish his case against the husband while post-mortem of the dead body was also conducted late.After going through the arguments from the two sides at length, the bench upheld the Lahore High Court decision and dismissed the appeal.
Dr Shams-ur-Rahman, a resident of Gujrat, was sentenced to death by the trial court for allegedly murdering his wife Zubia Shaheen through a poisonous injection in 2010.
However, the LHC suspended the sentence giving benefit of doubt to the accused, which was upheld by the apex court.