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Court issues fresh death warrants of Shafqat Hussain

Shafqat Hussain was sentenced to death by an anti-terrorism court in September 2004 after he was found guilty of killing a child after abducting him for ransom in April 2004 in Karachi.

The central jail authorities requested the trial court before Ramazan for the issuance of fresh warrant for execution of the condemned prisoner.

A court official earlier said the application was not taken up since a moratorium was imposed on executions during the holy month.

The ATC-III judge issued fresh black warrants for Shafqat on today with directives to execute him on August 4 at 4:00 am under the supervision of a judicial magistrate, and submit a compliance report after execution.

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