Pakistan hangs two more convicts

Islamabad: Two more convicts were hanged in Pakistan on Thursday taking the total number of executions to 19 since December last year, a media report said.The hangings took place at Karachi's Central Prison and Kot
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IANS 15 Jan 2015, 11:07 AM IST

Islamabad: Two more convicts were hanged in Pakistan on Thursday taking the total number of executions to 19 since December last year, a media report said.

The hangings took place at Karachi's Central Prison and Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore, Geo TV reported.

The executed terrorists were Saeed and Zahid Hussain.

An anti-terrorism court in Karachi found Saeed guilty of killing a retired senior police officer and his son in an ambush in Karachi. He was awarded the death sentence in April 2001.

Zahid Hussain was awarded death sentence in 2004 for killing a policeman in Multan in 2002.

On Dec 17, Pakistan lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror-related cases following a terrorist attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar Dec 16, 2014 in which Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants killed over 140 people, mostly children.

 

 
   
 

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