ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court on Friday upheld the sentence of a convict who had killed his daughter 11 years ago.

The accused Muhammad Zaman in 2005 had killed his daughter Kausar, while injured his wife Khekishan and another daughter Kiran. A murder case was registered against him on August 24, 2005 in the Mughalpura Police Station.

The Sessions Court awarded him death sentence, but the Lahore High Court on the appeal converted the death sentence into life imprisonment.

A three-member bench, headed by Justice Asif Saeed Khan Khosa, heard Muhammad Zaman’s appeal against the Lahore High Court. Siddique Baloch advocate appearing on behalf of the appellant argued that the incident took place inside the room of the accused house, adding it is the result of provocation. He prayed the apex court to acquit his client.

The counsel contended that according to the FIR the accused daughter Kiran blamed that her father wanted that she married to his nephew and he had taken Rs90,000 from him, while the girl wanted to marry someone else, therefore, his father in anger killed his daughter and injured wife and another daughter. Baloch said the fact is that Kausar was killed by her boy friend, who wanted to marry her. The Kausar’s boy friend also injured Kiren and Khekishan.

The court after hearing the arguments maintained the life imprisonment of Muhammad Zaman and disposed of the case.