ISLAMABAD - As one month time period in the stay order of execution of death row convict Shafqat Hussain will end today, an inquiry report of Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) had rejected the claim of the prisoner that he was juvenile at the time of committing the crime.

The federal government had halted the execution of Shafqat Hussain for a month on the night of March 18, some hours before he was to be hanged in Karachi jail, after human rights activists raised questions about the capital punishment awarded to Shafqat.

Under the Pakistani laws, a juvenile at the time of committing crime could not be given capital punishment. After this, Ministry of Interior had directed the Anti-Corruption Crime Circle of FIA Islamabad to investigate the matter and ascertain that whether Shafqat was a juvenile as some NGOs and human rights activists claim.

According to official sources in FIA, the investigators have turned down the claim of death row convict that he was only 14 years of age at the time when he murdered a child in Karachi in 2004. The FI's probe has also declared his birth certificate as fake that was got issued from the local government office of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in 2014.

According to the birth certificate, he was under age in 204. The inquiry further says that the police as well as jail record clearly show that Shafqat was not under age at the time of arrest.

FIA in the inquiry says that the issue of age was never raised at the trial stage before the court and even before the High Court, the appellant authority. An anti-terrorism court of Karachi had handed down death sentence to Shafqat Hussain for murdering a seven-year-old child.

FIA has even got the snaps of Shafqat from the jail record as well as his fresh pictures and also tried to contact the family, whose child had been murdered, to have their point of view.

The agency has formally sent the investigation report to the Ministry of Interior that will be further sent to the President, PM office and human rights cell of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

A local NGO, the other day, had submitted a petition in Islamabad High Court challenging the inquiry of FIA and pleaded before the court that a judicial commission should be formed to ascertain.