Islamabad: Supreme Court (SC) has upheld high court decision on awarding death sentence, on two counts to one Ikhlaq Ahmad convicted in double murder case.

Ikhlaq Ahmad had killed two persons, including Ashim Khan and Nawazish over a land dispute. A 3-member bench of SC presided over by Justice Anwar Zahir Jamali, took up the case for hearing today.

The court was told that Ikhlaq Ahmad had murdered two persons, which had been proved from all the evidence. The subordinate court awarded capital punishment to him, which was upheld by high court. Therefore, it is requested that awarding of death penalty on two counts be upheld.

The counsel for the convict prayed the court to set aside the death sentence awarded by high court, on two counts. The apex court rejected the plea seeking nullification of orders on awarding death penalty on two counts.