Pakistan

Honour killing convict, three others executed in Pakistan

Muhammad Khan was hanged till death in Sargodha District Jail. Khan murdered two women during a robbery attempt back in 1992.

Murderer of a child Khizer Hayat was executed in Mianwali Central Jail. Hayat murdered the child in 1998.

Sahiwal Central Jail witnessed the hanging of Muhammad Sarwar. Sarwar was convicted of a honour killing. The death row convict murdered the mother of one of his friends in 1993.

A double murder convict was executed in Attock Central Jail.

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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