Balochistan

Two more death row convicts executed in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Two death row convicts were executed in Pakistan on Wednesday morning, ARY News reported

According to details, a convict Ameer Hamza was hanged to death in Balochistan province’s Machh Jail after his mercy plea was rejected by President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain.

Additional Session Judge Sibi awarded death penalty to Ameer Hamza back in 2004 for killing a citizen over a minor dispute in 1995.

It was the first execution in Balochistan after a long break of seven years.

Meanwhile, another death row convict Sikandar was executed in Central Jail Bahawalpur. Sikandar, a former foot soldier of Pakistan Army, was awarded death penalty by a military court.

The former army man killed a fellow soldier in Sukkur back in 2002.

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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