5 Death-Row Prisoner Hanged around Punjab
Thursday morning witnessed five death row prisoners executed in various jails across the Punjab province with two execution halted.
After the event of Army public school on december 16, 2014 the Prime Minister gave way to capital punishment in Pakistan bringing the number to 72 convicts hanged across the country so far.
Qaiser, accused of murdering a colleague, and Majid, for killing six people in Wah Cantt, were hanged to death in Adiala Jail Rawalpindi last night.
Both convicts hailed from Rawalpindi Division.
Two death row inmates were executed in Gujranwala Central Jail.
Convict Abdul Jabbar was found to have murdered a person in 2001 by a court. Prisoner Aijaz was awarded death sentence for killing a person in 1995.
Convict Zafar Iqbal was hanged to death in Faisalabad Central Jail. The inmate was accused of murdering a woman who resisted during a robbery in 2005.
Meanwhile hangings of two convicts Nizam Deen and Muhammad Hussain were cancelled after their heirs managed to produce agreements between the plaintiffs and defending parties, before the jail authorities
The United Nations, the European Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have urged the government to re-impose the moratorium on the death penalty.
Some 8,000 convicted prisoners are on death row in various jails across the country.
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