Pakistan

Supreme Court stays execution of death row prisoner

ISLAMABAD: A division bench of the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) issued a stay order on the execution of a convict whose death sentence was issued by a military court, ARY News reports.

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According to details, a division bench of the Supreme Court headed by Justice Ejaz Afzal heard the appeal filed by Sabir Shah against his death sentence.

Shah has been accused of killing a lawyer in Lahore.

Shah’s counsel Khalid Ranjha informed SC that his client’s age is 17 years.

The bench issued a stay order and advised the lawyer to contact the Appellate Court as the case can be heard in a higher court after the appellate forum’s verdict.

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