Balochistan

Sixteen convicts hanged to death in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Sixteen death row convicts were executed in different cities of Pakistan early Tuesday morning, ARY News reported.

Three convicts were sent to the gallows in Faisalabad city of Punjab. A death convict was hanged in District Jail while two others were executed in Central Jail Faisalabad.

Muhammad Azam hanged in district jail killed seven of his in-laws after poisoning them back in December 2004.

Nizamuddin and Muhammad Hussain were hanged in Central Jail Faisalabad. Nizamuddin killed three people including a woman in a gun attack in Peoples Colony on October 2, 1998 while Muhammad Hussain opened fire on his opponents killing three of a family including a woman in 1998.

Sahiwal Central Jail witnessed the execution of Liaquat Iqbal who killed a man during a domestic dispute in 1998. Liaquat was awarded death penalty by session judge Pak Pattan in 2001.

Sultan alias Raja was executed in Multan District Jail.

Two prisoners were hanged to death in Sialkot District Jail while two others met their end in Rawalpindi District Jail.

Three were sent to the gallows in Gujranwala Central Jail namely Inayatullah, Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Lateef.

Inayatullah killed six people belonging to the same family back in 2006 while Zafar Iqbal and Muhammad Lateef jointly killed three people including a woman over a minor dispute in 1995.

Two people were sent to the gallows in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail. Both Ghulam Nabi and Allah Rakha were executed on murder charges.

Balochistan province’s Machh Central Jail saw execution of one death row convict Allah Rakha.

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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