PEMRA prohibits telecast
of Noor Mukadam’s
horrific CCTV footage

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ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) on Sunday prohibited the telecast of footage from the closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras at the residence of Zahir Jaffer, the prime accused in the Noor Mukadam murder case as it revealed shocking scenes from before and after the murder.

The restriction has been placed under Section 27 of PEMRA Ordinance, 2002 as per a notification issued by the media regulatory authority, reported Geo News.

It comes a day after several media outlets aired and uploaded the disturbing and sensitive CCTV camera footage. Horrifying scenes of what happened before and after the murder of Noor Mukadam came to light after transcripts of the CCTV camera footage were submitted in court earlier this week in Islamabad, reported Geo News.

Noor Muqaddam

The prosecution submitted transcripts of the CCTV camera footage in the court of additional sessions judge Justice Ata Rabbani. According to the transcript, the time of the DVR camera, from where the footage had been accessed, was 35 minutes ahead of the Pakistan Standard Time.

On July 20, at 2:41 pm, Noor is seen running towards the gate barefoot in panic, while at the same time, watchman Iftikhar is seen closing the gate at her. Meanwhile, Zahir rushes to the main gate and grabs Noor after which she is seen folding her hands and pleading with him to let her go.

According to the transcript, Zahir ignores her and forcibly drags her inside the house. Then at 2:46 am, Zahir and Noor go outside the main gate and leave the house in a taxi.

In the CCTV transcript, at 2:52 am, Zahir and Noor re-enter the house with the bags they had earlier kept inside the taxi. At this moment, Iftikhar is seen in the courtyard opening the main gate for them. A black dog is also seen.

Handcuffed Zakir Jaffer (L) — key suspect in Noor Mukadam murder — is seen outside a court in Islamabad. 

At 7:12 pm on July 20, Noor is seen jumping from the first floor and falling on the grill of the ground floor. She had a mobile phone in her hand. She staggered to the outer main gate in what could be seen as an attempt to go out the gate. At this point, Iftikhar and the gardener were seen closing the gate.

Amidst this, Zahir, too, is seen, jumping from the terrace of the first floor of the house and running and grabbing Noor. He locks her in a cabin at the gate. Then Zahir opens the cabin and snatches the mobile phone from her, reported Geo News.

Zahir then forcibly drags Noor out of the cabin and takes her inside the house. Shortly after, at 8:06 pm, the Therapy Works team enters the house through the main gate. The Therapy Works team is seen trying to enter the house at 8:42 pm.

According to the CCTV transcript, at 8:55 pm, people from Therapy Works are seen taking an injured person out of the house towards the main gate. 

Noor, 27, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Mukadam, was found murdered at a residence in Islamabad on July 20.

Earlier, on October 14, the prime suspect in the murder of Noor Mukadam, Zahir Jaffer, had formally been charged for the crime by an Islamabad court.

Besides Jaffer, two of the family’s employees — Jamil and Jan Mohammad — were also indicted, along with the Chief Executive Officer of Therapy Works, Tahir Zahoor. (ANI)

CCTV transcript

According to the transcript, submitted in the court of Islamabad Additional Sessions Judge Ata Rabbani, the time of the digital video recorder was 35 minutes ahead of Pakistan Standard Time.

The description of the footage said that on July 18 at 10:18pm, Noor could be seen entering Zahir’s home while attending a phone call. At 2:39am on July 19, the two could be seen coming out of the house with bags, which they placed in a taxi and then went back inside.

A couple of minutes later, at 2:41am, Noor comes running barefooted towards the gate in fear and panic upon which Iftikhar (watchman) could be seen closing the gate to prevent her from leaving. The transcript added that Zahir came out of the house and grabbed Noor, proceeding to forcibly drag her back inside despite her pleading with her hands joined together.

Notification of PEMRA

Sometime later at 2:46am, according to the transcript, the pair could once again be seen exiting the house and approaching the gate. This time, they sit in the taxi across the street with their baggage and depart in the car.

They return just minutes later at 2:52am and go back inside the house with their bags while Iftikhar and a black dog could also be seen in the yard.

On July 20 at 7:12pm, Noor could be seen jumping from the first floor of the house, a cell phone in her hand — onto the grill beside the ground floor gallery. She then staggered towards the main gate and wanted to go out but Iftikhar and the gardener could be seen closing the door to stop her.

According to the transcript, Zahir jumped from the first floor as well, ran towards Noor and then trapped her in a cabin beside the gate. He snatched Noor’s mobile phone from her and dragged her back inside the house.

At 8:06pm, Therapy works’ employees could be seen entering through the main gate and trying to enter the house at 8:42pm. Later at 8:55pm, the employees could be seen bringing out an injured person and taking them towards the gate.