Witness testimony

Haleem v. State (2017 SCMR 709)

Delay in filing an FIR and inconsistencies in witness testimony may create reasonable doubt.

Abdul Jabbar v. State (2017 SCMR 1155)

In a case involving unreliable evidence, such as an FIR that was completed after a delay and uncorroborated statements made by eyewitnesses, a court may not uphold a death sentence.

Muhammad Ismail v. State (2017 SCMR 898)

A judicial confession submitted by the accused cannot be used to uphold a conviction, where such confession was retracted during trial and there is no independent evidence corroborating it.

Zahir Yousaf v. State (2017 SCMR 2002)

Where a court finds evidence to be inconsistent, the accused may be acquitted.

Nasrullah alias Nasro v. State (2017 SCMR 724)

The mere fact that an alleged crime took place in the accused’s premises is not sufficient to establish culpability.