Pakistan

Executions resume: Two convicts hanged to death in Multan jail

MULTAN: Two death row convicts in Multan Central Jail executed on Monday morning, as hangings resumed in Pakistan after the federal government’s month-long moratorium on executions expired with the end of Ramazan, ARY News reported.

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Two convicts, Farooq Khan and Karim Nawaz, were hanged to death in Multan jail in the wee hours of Monday morning, jail officials said.

A court had awarded capital punishment to Farooq Khan for killing a man in year 1998 over a monetary dispute.

Karim Nawaz was handed death sentence for committing murder due to old enmity.

The mercy pleas of the two convicts were rejected.

The jail officials after completion of formalities handed over the remains of the executed men to their relatives.

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