The grisly murders occured in the village of Chak 56 around 55 kilometres (33 miles) northeast of the central city of Multan.
“A woman and her alleged boyfriend were hanged to death by the woman’s father, brother and husband after the woman was caught on a date with her boyfriend in the backyard of her house,” Sardar Afzal Dogar, chief of the local police station told AFP.
The victims were named as Khalida Bibi, who was in her late twenties, and Mukhtiar Muhammad, who was around 19.
He said all three suspected murderers were arrested and had confessed to their crimes, adding the woman’s husband had brought the alleged affair to the attention of the others.
The incident was confirmed by other local officials at the police station. “They were beaten up before being strung up in the tree and hanged,” another official said.