Three Murder Convicts Hanged Across Punjab
At least three more death row prisoners were hanged on Thursday in Gujranwala, Multan and Faisalabad prisons, media reported.
Abbas was executed in Multan jail for murdering his uncle as well as his son in 1998 while Aijaz was also sent to the gallows in Gujranwala jail for committing a murder the same year.
Shaukat Maseeh was hanged in Faisalabad jail by the prison authorities.
As soon as the investigation was completed, the bodies of the three convicts were handed over to their families.
The execution of murder convict Amjad Ali was also postponed in Gujranwala jail.
After a six-year moratorium on execution of death penalties, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in December 2014 allowed capital punishment for those who have already been sentenced to death in terrorism cases.
Premier Nawaz took this step in the wake of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s attack at the Army Public School and College in Peshawar on Tuesday which killed 148 people most of them children.
On May 20, around two prisoners convicted of murder and kidnapping were also hanged in jails in Punjab early morning.
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