The additional district and session judge South has adjourned the case hearing of BOL News’ anchor Mureed Abbas till April 29.
The court has on Saturday directed to fix the schedule of recording the statements of the eyewitnesses in the next hearing in Mureed Abbas’s murder case.
Three eyewitnesses namely Umar Rehan, Osama and Ilyas in the murder case of the anchor presented before the court today.
The police also presented the accused Atif Zaman in court while his counsel did not appear there.
Earlier, the Supreme Court (SC) had cancelled the bail of Adil Zaman, a suspect in Mureed Abbas murder case, and ordered his re-arrest. The suspect fled the court’s Karachi Registry after the verdict was announced.
Adil is the brother of Atif Zaman, the man accused of killing anchor Abbas. The Sindh High Court’s order releasing him on bail had been cancelled.
The court had ordered the police to re-arrest him and send him to jail.
The high court did not take into account important evidence when approving his bail, the top court noted. Four witnesses and evidence against him proves he was there at the time of the murder, it said.
Previously, on July 9, 2019, Atif gunned down BOL News Anchor Mureed Abbas and Khizar Hayat over a monetary dispute in Defence Housing Authority (DHA).
An anti-terrorism court had on September 30 dropped terrorism charges in the case and had sent the case back to a session’s court to conduct the trial of accused Atif Zaman on charges of killing his two business partners.
Atif Zaman also sought pardon from Mureed Abbas’s wife Zara Abbas while appearing before the court.
Mureed Abbas’s journalistic career spans nearly a decade. He belonged to Mianwali but received education from DHA College, Karachi.
Mureed Abbas started his career with Business Plus in 2007 after which he joined the team of Sama TV, and then in 2017, he became part of BOL News as a News Anchor.