Twelve murder convicts hanged across Punjab
KARACHI: Nine death row prisoners convicted of murder were hanged on Tuesday morning in various cities of Punjab, including Lahore, Faisalabad, and Gujranwala.
Mukhtar, who was hanged in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail, was sentenced to death for killing a man in 2014 over an old feud.
Two convicts, Allah Ditta and Younas were hanged in Faisalabad Central Jail on Tuesday.
A third convict’s death sentence was postponed due to an understanding reached between the involved parties.
Younus was sentenced for killed three people in 2000. Allah Ditta killed a woman in 1999.
Ashraf, who was accused of raping and killing a 12-year-old girl in 1999, was hanged in Gujranwala Central Jail.
The execution of a man jailed for the murder of three others was postponed after an agreement was reached by both parties.
Basharat, jailed for the murder of three in 1999, was hanged in Sialkot District Jail.
Two murder convicts were hanged in Bahawalpur Jail. Ghulam Rasool was hanged for killing three, including a woman, over a personal enmity.
Asghar killed someone for resisting robbery.
Jhelum, Dera Ghazi Khan
One murder was hanged in Jhelum and Dera Ghazi Khan jails respectively for killing close relatives over a dispute.
Appeals to higher courts challenging the death penalty for all convicts had been rejected. Death warrants were issued following the courts’ decisions.
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