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Pakistan executes murderer in Lahore

LAHORE: A death row convict Ahmed Khan was executed in Pakistan’s Punjab province early Saturday morning, ARY News reported.

The convict Ahmed Khan was hanged till death in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail after a formal medical examination on Saturday.

Ahmed was convicted of killing a citizen after kidnapping him back in 2008.

Dead body of the convict was handed over to his family after the execution. Ahmed met his family members for the last time on Friday, a day before his hanging.

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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