Additional Sessions Judge Sheikh Muhammad Sohail announced the court's reserved judgement.

ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – A district and sessions court in Islamabad on Thursday dismissed the bail petitions of Zahir Jaffer s parents in Noor Mukadam murder case.

Additional Sessions Judge Sheikh Muhammad Sohail announced the court s reserved judgement. 

The court observed that the accused contacted rehabilitation center instead of informing the police about the tragic incident. The parents not only assisted the accused but also tried to hide the proofs, the court observed.

The court further said that there was sufficient evidence on record which showed petitioners  connection with the crime.

There were serious allegations against Zakir Jaffar and Asmat Jaffar for assisting their son Zahir Jaffar in the crime and hence they couldn t be given bail, the order said.

The court said that the act of accused Zakir Jaffar facilitated the main accused Zahir Jaffar in murdering Noor Mukadam.

On Wednesday, a district and sessions court in Islamabad had reserved the verdict on a bail plea by the parents of Zahir Zakir Jaffer, the key suspect in the murder of Noor Mukadam, the 27-year-old daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat.

Previously, Mukadam was found beheaded at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale F-7/4 sector on July 20. US national Jaffer was arrested on the day of the murder and remained in police custody on physical remand until Monday, when he was sent on 14-day judicial remand to Adiala Jail in Islamabad’s twin city of Rawalpindi. He will next be presented again before a judicial magistrate on August 16.