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Pakistan executes death row convict in Punjab

VEHARI: A convicted prisoner on death row has been hanged to death in Vehari district of Punjab early Tuesday morning, ARY News reported.

Muneer Hussain, a death row convict was executed in Vehari District Jail. He was convicted of killing his nephew and niece over a property dispute back in 2000.

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, in force since 2008, was initially lifted only in terrorism cases. But the government extended the order in March, directing provincial governments to proceed with hangings for all death row prisoners who have exhausted their appeals and clemency petitions.

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