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Three death row convicts executed in Pakistan

LAHORE: Three more death row convicts were executed in different jails of Punjab early Thursday morning, ARY News reported.

Two convicts were hanged to death in Gujranwala district while the third was executed in Faisalabad jail of Punjab.

Two convicts hanged in Gujranwala jail were Ejaz and Abdul Jabbar. Ejaz had killed a person in year 1995 while Abdul Jabbar murdered a man back in 2001.

A death row convict Zafar Iqbal was hanged in Faisalabad Central Jail. Zafar had killed a woman during a robbery attempt back in 2005.

The executions of two death row convicts in Faisalabad namely Nizam Deen and Muhammad Hussain were deferred as their relatives presented a compromise agreement to the Jail officials.

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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