Two more convicts executed in Punjab jails


LAHORE: Two more death row prisoners were hanged in Lahore and Sahiwal jails early morning on Saturday, while the execution of one convict in Faisalabad was postponed, Aaj News reported.

According to sources, convict Arshad was hanged in Kot Lakhpat Jail. He committed a murder of two people in 1991.

Death row prisoner Mohammad Wazir was hanged in Central Jail Sahiwal for killing a man over enmity.

Meanwhile, convict Saleem’s execution was deferred at the last moment in Central Jail Faisalabad.

Pakistan lifted the moratorium on death penalty on Dec. 17, a day after Pakistani Taliban gunmen attacked Army Public School in Peshawar and killed 134 students and 19 adults.

The moratorium, was in force since 2008, was initially lifted only in terrorism cases


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