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Ayaz Amir’s ex-wife files bail plea in Sarah murder case

The wife of senior journalist Ayaz Amir has filed a petition in a local court of Islamabad seeking pre-arrest bail in the Sara Inam murder case in which her son Shahnawaz Amir is the prime suspect.

Accused Samina Shah filed her bail petition in the local court of the federal capital through barrister Hasnat Gul on Monday. 

In her petition, she beseeched the court to accept her pre-arrest bail plea as she was facing health issues. She said that her slain daughter-in-law’s uncle and aunt nominated her in Sara’s murder case. 

She said she had been living in the farmhouse for the past several years. She got information regarding Sara’s murder in a phone call which she received at 9:12 am. She said she ran towards her daughter-in-law’s room but by that time she had been murdered. 

She went on to say that she told Shahnawaz Amir to stay in the room, but by that time her husband Ayaz Amir had informed the police. She stated that the police reached their farmhouse in a few minutes.

She said she had no connection with the murder incident, nor was she a witness to the crime.

A local court in Islamabad on Saturday issued arrest warrants for the father and mother of Shahnawaz Amir who was accused of murdering his Canadian wife at his home in Shak Shahzad after a row over a “family issue” on Friday. 

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