Pakistan

Death row prisoner hanged in Bahawalpur Jail

BAHAWALPUR: A death row prisoner hanged to death at Bahawalpur Central Jail on Tuesday morning.

Condemned prisoner, Zulfiqar was found guilty of killing four policemen in 1997 and a court awarded him death sentence.

Pakistan resumed hangings after terrorist attack on Army Public School on December 16, 2014 in Peshawar by Taliban militants, in which 150 people mostly children, were massacred.

Pakistan has thousands of prisoners on death row waiting for executions.

The rights groups Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, United Nations and the European Union have called on the government of Pakistan to re-impose the ban on death sentence in the country as more than 200 convicts have been hanged since lifting of the moratorium since December 2014.

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