Zahir Jaffer, prime accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case, was sentenced to death by a sessions courts in Islamabad on Thursday.
Other accused in the case, including Therapy Works employees, were also acquitted by the court, presided by Additional Sessions, Judge Atta Rabbani.
However, the court sentenced two co-accused, employed by Zahir, to 10 years in jail.
Shaukat Mukadam, the father of the slain woman, said the trial court’s ruling was a victory for justice.
He told the entire nation was praying for justice in the case and thanked the media for keeping the case alive. Mukadam, a retired diplomat, said Zahir Jaffer was given an “exemplary punishment” by the judge.