Islamabad -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday acquitted a man who had been handed a life sentence by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in a murder case 10 years after his imprisonment.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Asif Saeed Khosa, who headed the three-member bench that heard the case, said that the prosecution had been unable to prove its allegations against Asfandyar during the murder trial in the high court.
He berated the magistrate, Kanwar Anwar Ali, for not following the legal procedure and failing to conduct the identity parade properly and summoned him in person on Feb 22.
'It is distressing to see such cases,' he said. 'Why are [suspects] treated like this? A child was...