Punjab

LHC releases two death row convicts

LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Tuesday released two prisoners that were awarded death penalty, ARY News reports.

A divisional bench of LHC heard the case today.

Lawyer of convicts Arshad and Asghar informed the court that his clients were booked in a murder case over an old rivalry. He also said that there was no evidence indicating their presence at the crime scene.

There were contradictions found in the statement of the witnesses and no evidence could be found that could prove the crime against his clients, the lawyer said.

The bench declared the capital punishment as void and set the two convicts free.

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