LAHORE: Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Judge Haroon Latif on Wednesday adjourned the hearing of Farzana murder case by July 24 (today) after recording statements of two prosecution witnesses.
Farzana was stoned to death outside the premises of Lahore High Court on May 27. The Punjab chief minister, following directions of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had ordered the police to refer the case to ATC.
Farzana Iqbal was allegedly stoned to death by her father and two brothers outside the Lahore High Court on May 27 after she was about to appear before the LHC where she was likely to give her statement in favour of her husband Iqbal with whom she had eloped. Her family claimed that she had married Mazhar Abbas and contracted second marriage without getting divorce from her first husband (Mazhar), and her second marriage was illegal and un-Islamic.
The police have so far arrested five people in connection with Farzana case. They are her two brothers Zahid Ali and Ghulam Ali, her father Azeem, her former husband Mazhar Abbas and her brother-in-law Jehan Khan. Previously, the court had indicted these five accused.