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Shafqat Hussain to be taken to gallows on Tuesday

KARACHI: Shafqat Hussain, a convicted killer of a child, is scheduled to be taken to gallows tomorrow [Tuesday], ARY News reported.

Hussain’s execution was stayed for the fourth time on June 9, while he was convicted of killing a seven-year-old boy in Karachi back in 2004.

The family and lawyers of the convict claim he aged 15 at the time of conviction, however a probe held later denied the claims.

Rights groups and members of the civil society have been criticizing orders of Hussain’s execution for doubts over his age at the time of sentencing.

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