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Three hanged to death in Lahore, Gujranwala jails, executions’ tally rises to 203

LAHORE: Three death row prisoners hanged at at Lahore and Gujranwala jails on Thursday morning, taking total number of executions to 203, ARY News reported.

Two murder convicts, Shafaqat and Inamullah were hanged to death early Thursday morning at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore.

Condemned prisoner Inamullah had killed one man over a minor dispute.

Another convict Shafaqat was handed death sentence by a court in 2005 over murder charges.

Another death row prisoner Tariq was hanged to death at Gujranwala district jail over murder of his niece in 2004.

The number of hangings has reached to 203 with three more convictions today after Pakistan lifted a moratorium on executions in December 2014. The executions were resumed after a terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, which claimed 150 lives, most of the victims were children.

The execution of convicted prisoners had been suspended for a month by the federal government prior to the commencement of Ramazan. However, hangings resumed after Eidul Fitr.

The United Nations, the European Union, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have called on Pakistan to re-impose its moratorium on death sentence in the country.

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